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      Protecting confidential staff and student data is not only important but every user’s responsibility.  Strong passwords/passphrases and password remembrance will go far to ensure the security of our important data.

      Strong passwords
      Passwords/Passphrases must be 16 or more characters and meet the following requirements:

      • At least one uppercase character (A through Z)
      • At least one lowercase character (a through z)

      Password Change Cycle
      Passwords must be changed every 365 days. You will receive several email reminders beginning 14 days in advance of your password expiring. You can reset your own password before it expires at https://password.pps.net

      Password Remembrance
      In addition to password complexity and a 365 day change cycle, password remembrance is enabled.  Your last 5 passwords will be remembered and you will not be allowed to reset to the same password that you had previously. 

      How did you decide the requirements?
      Using industry best practice and advice from our auditors, we chose a standard that we can use for many years to come. 

      If you need assistance resetting your password or using the Password Manager, please contact the IT Service Desk at 503-916-3375 and have your PPS Employee ID# ready.