INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Accounts and Passwords

Your password will expire every 180 days.  Your are not allowed to use the same password when it expires.  IT maintains a history of the last 10 passwords.  When creating a password, keep the following in mind:

Length Matters - The longer your password, the harder it is to crack.  Use a minimum of eight (8) characters.
Mix it Up - Include upper and lowercase letters, punctuation, and numbers.  Select a letter to capitalize at random; try to avoid the first letter.
Avoid Dictionary Words or Proper Names - These are easy to guess. If you are going to spell-out a word or phrase, remove letters, replace them with numbers, or deliberately misspell the word or phrase.
Avoid Personal Information - This includes birthdates, names of family members or pets, and address information. Try an acronym instead. Example: "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" becomes "yctaodnt".

You can visit myutaccount.utoledo.edu to rest your password.

Last Updated: 6/27/22