Passwords on UMassK12s
A computer system can be only as secure as its users make it. The most
influential contribution a user can make to system security is choosing what
is known as a secure password. A secure password is one that fits the
Including punctuation will further enhance the security of your password;
however, do not use the asterisk (*).
Remember, you are responsible for all activity on your account. It is,
therefore, in your best interests to choose a secure password so that others
will be able to easily access your account.
- Contains 6-8 characters
- Composed of both numeric and alphanumeric characters
- Is not fully, or in part, based upon a real word
If you choose an insecure password, you will receive notification
requesting that you change it. Failure to do so within several days will
result in it being changed automatically. Should this happen, you will need
to contact the UMassK12 administration team directly to receive your new
Changing your password
Changing your password on K12s is relatively simple. You must have a
telnet client installed and configured on your system.
If you have trouble with this system, please
mail us with your problem!
- Telnet to K12s
- At the "login:" prompt, enter passwd.
- Enter your username at the prompt.
- Enter your old password at the prompt.
- Enter your new password at the prompt. The system will ask you to enter
it twice to be sure you typed it correctly.
Last modified November 13, 1996
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