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Student Password

Initially your password has a specific format for both on- and off-campus students. On-campus students are required to change their password after logging on for the first time. Off-campus/online students will have to change their password via the web. Your network password will expire every 180 days. You can change your password once per day and your password can't be one of the previous four passwords used.


On-Campus:

1. Log onto a campus computer

a. Network Account User Name (email, Blackboard, network storage space)

Three initials, a zero, and the last 4 digits of your SJFC ID # (often referred to as the @number)

b. Old Password - (first time log on)

The first letter of your FIRST NAME (lower case) +
The character "!" +
The first letter of your LAST NAME (lower case) +
The character "$" +
The first 2 digits of the last 4 number of your SJFC ID # +
The Character " # " +
The last 2 digits of the last 4 numbers of your SJFC ID

c. Within the Log on Message dialog box, required to change your password at first log on, click on OK.
d. Network Account Password Requirements; when prompted to change your password follow the criteria below:

Password is at least eight characters long
Password contains characters from at least three of the following categories:

» English uppercase character (A-Z)
» English lowercase character (a-z)
» Numeric digits (0-9)
» Non-alphanumeric (for example: !, $, #, or %)

Password does not contain three or more consecutive characters from the user's account name


From the Web:

Go to the Network Account Password Change page to change your initial SJFC password and enter the following information.

a. Network Account User Name (email, Blackboard, network storage space)

Three initials, a zero, and the last 4 digits of your SJFC ID # (often referred to as the @number)

b. Old Password - (first time log on)

The first letter of your FIRST NAME (lower case) +
The character "!" +
The first letter of your LAST NAME (lower case) +
The character "$" +
The first 2 digits of the last 4 number of your SJFC ID # +
The Character " # " +
The last 2 digits of the last 4 numbers of your SJFC ID

c. New Password - requirements below

Password is at least eight characters long
Password contains characters from at least three of the following categories:

» English uppercase character (A-Z)
» English lowercase character (a-z)
» Numeric digits (0-9)
» Non-alphanumeric (for example: !, $, #, or %)

Password does not contain three or more consecutive characters from the user's account name


All passwords can be reset online, pre-registration is required prior to using the online tools. Visit the Reset Password help topic for information.


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