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    Protecting confidential staff and student data is not only important but every user’s responsibility.  Strong passwords, a regular password change cycle (Every 180 days) and password remembrance will go far to ensure the security of our important data.


    Strong passwords
    Passwords must be between 8-16 characters and have at least three of the following:

    • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
    • English lowercase characters (a through z)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9) 
    • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)

    Password Change Cycle
    Passwords must be changed every 180 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 180 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. 

    Support
    If you need assistance resetting your password or using the Password Manager, please contact the IT Service Desk at503-916-3375 and have your PPS Employee ID# ready.