Protocol: Tips on Creating a Strong Password
Granite State College requires a strong password when using college resources. A strong password is one that is difficult for someone else to figure out.
Your password must include the following criteria: A password between 14 and 64 characters long.
Use this step to develop a strong password:
- Think of a sentence that you can remember. Use a memorable sentence, such as "MysonAidenisthreeyearsold," or “Thesunwillcomeouttomorrow.”
Using passphrases instead of a traditional password is more secure and easier to remember.
Consider changing your password yearly.
Create unique passwords on each of your accounts.
Create an passphrase: ilovelotsofhomeworkfrommyteacher
Always log out and close your browser when you are finished working.
Don't share your passwords with anyone.
Don't use the same password twice.
Don't use keyboard patterns (asdf) or sequential numbers (1234).
Don't use personal information such as your name, birthday, company name, etc.
Never send your password by email.