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Information Technology (IT)

LACC Password Policy

OVERVIEW

Your password is the key to access network resources at the college, which includes Office computers, SharePoint, and other campus services. The purpose of this guideline is to reinforce information security by establishing strong but reasonable best practices for passwords that follow common guidelines recommended by security professionals and aligned with the District’s policy and guidelines.

SECURE PASSWORD GUIDELINES

  • LACC’s network account password will expire every 90 days moving forward. You may change your password multiple times within the 90 days.
  • New passwords must be at least 8 characters in length
  • New passwords CANNOT contain your first or last name.
  • New passwords must contain at least one character from three of the following four categories:
    1. An English lower case characters (a – z)
    2. An English upper case characters (A – Z)
    3. A number (0 -9)
    4. non-alphabetic character (example: ! @ # $ % ^ & * _ + = , . >)

ADDITIONAL PASSWORD SUGGESTIONS

  • The IT department recommends that you create a passphrase composed of multiple words.  Because of this, a passphrase is more secure against “dictionary attacks”. 
    • Example of a passphrase: “TrafficOnThe101AlwaysBad”
  • Do not use a password that can be easily guessed, such as your name, employee ID, addresses, phone numbers, birthdate or any word in the dictionary.
  • Do not use the same password for multiple systems. Please create a unique password for every system you log in to.
  • Passwords or passphrases must not be revealed over the phone or email to anyone.
  • Do not use the “Remember Password” feature of applications (e.g. web browsers).

IMPORTANT NOTES

This password change will only affect the account used to access your office computer, SharePoint, and other campus services provided at LACC. The passwords for your faculty/staff email account (@lacitycollege.edu or @laccd.edu), Web Roster, and other District applications such as SAP, DEC, PeopleSoft will remain the same. 

HOW TO UPDATE LACC NETWORK PASSWORD ON A COMPUTER

  1. How to update your network password from a campus computer
  2. How to update your computer from off-campus

If you run into any problems in the process of changing your password, please contact the IT Helpdesk at extension 2049 for assistance.

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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