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peterv [How to Change Passwords]
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-===== How to Change Passwords ​=====+===== How to change your password ​=====
  
-In order to change your Lucat password, please visit the following website: **https://​passport.lu.se/​**+In order to change your [[en:lucat|Lucat]] password, please visit the following website: **https://​passport.lu.se/​**
  
-The following requirements apply to the complexity ​of the password:+Tips: 
 +  * Find out what compulsory rules you have to follow by logging in at passport.lu.se 
 +  * A long password is a good password. 
 +  * It´s OK with regular words, but the complete password has to be "​weird"​ and long!. 
 +  * It will be even better if you add some odd characters, misspellings and foreign words. 
 +  * Perhaps you should avoid Swedish letters (å,ä,ö) to make it easier behind another kind of keyboard. 
 +  * Do not use words that can be easy to find out, such as birthdays or names of spouse, partner, child, pet, address, car, boat, or similar. 
 +  * Do not use simple sequences of key presses on the keyboard.
  
-The password must contain //at least// eight characters ​(preferably ten or more charactersof three of the following character groups:+Exampel ​(not! to be used..): bokenchomps93Huliggan
  
-  ​* Lowercase ''​a''​-''​z''​ +  * Avoid typing your password ​with someone else watching ​-- ask them to look away for a moment.
-  * Uppercase ''​A''​-''​Z''​ +
-  * Numbers +
-  * These special characters: ''​! @ # $% / () {} [] =? + \ *,;.: -_ | ''​ +
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-In addition: +
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-  * Do not use other parts of the password that can be easy to find out, such as birthdays or names of spouse, partner, child, pet, address, car, boat, or similar. +
-  * Do not use simple sequences out of key presses on the keyboard as passwords. +
-  * Do not use words that can be found in a dictionary unchanged in your password -- if you use such a word, make sure to modify it by for example spelling it wrong intentionally,​ or by inserting one or more other characters inside it. +
-  ​* Avoid typing your password ​when someone else can watch -- in that case, please ​ask the person ​to look away for a moment.+
   * Do not let anyone else know your password.   * Do not let anyone else know your password.
   * Do not write down your password, but instead memorize it by heart.   * Do not write down your password, but instead memorize it by heart.
- +  * If you read your work e-mail in your [[cell phone]], you must also update ​it to match the new password.
-See also "​Tips"​ below for tips on creating a secure password which can still be relatively easy to remember. +
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-If you read your work e-mail in your [[cell phone]], you must also update ​the password stored there after you have changed the computer password, so that the e-mail account password on the cell phone matches the new password. +
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-===== Tips ===== +
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-==== Choosing a Password ==== +
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-It does not have to be very difficult to find a password that with some work is going to memorizable,​ but which is still relatively safe. Some hints: +
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-  - Start from a fictional nonsense sentence that you can remember but that others may find difficult to guess. Example: <​code>​Mushrooms in the forest I like to pick</​code>​ +
-  - Take the first letters of the sentence. Example: <​code>​MITFILTP</​code>​ +
-  - Vary uppercase and lowercase letters. Example: <​code>​MitFIlTp</​code>​ +
-  - Replace any of the letters to numbers that you can remember. For security, do not place them only at the beginning or at the end, but interspersed with letters. Example: <​code>​Mi8F14Tp</​code>​ +
-  - Add some non-alphabetic characters, such as commas, periods, hyphens, question marks, exclamation marks, parentheses or other characters on your keyboard. Example: <​code>​Mi8F14Tp)</​code>​ +
-  - If you followed the instructions above you now have a relatively secure password, but which is memorizable by repeating the steps above. Change ​to the new password, and remember to try logging out and in a couple of times to repeat. +
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-Another alternative way is to use passwords that consist of full, long sentences, which are often easy to remember but still difficult guessed by a computer. Please see this comic: http://xkcd.com/936/+
  
 <WRAP important>​Note! Do not use the passwords in these examples!</​WRAP>​ <WRAP important>​Note! Do not use the passwords in these examples!</​WRAP>​
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 ==== Change Your Password Regularly ==== ==== Change Your Password Regularly ====
en/password.txt · Last modified: 2017-02-02 08:54 by peterv