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Access to IT services provided by the Chemistry Department (e.g. logging in to managed workstations; connecting to Departmental fileservers) is controlled by your Admitto password. Admitto passwords must obey the following rules:

  • At least ten characters long
  • Must contain at least three out of the following four types of characters
    • Uppercase letters
    • Lowercase letters
    • Numbers
    • Punctuation
  • Must not contain any sequence of three or more characters from the username that goes with the password

Your Admitto password must not be easily guessable by someone else. It therefore should not be straightforwardly determined from information that others might know or be able to find out, such as your date/place of birth, the names of family members or pets, or any information that might have been posted on social media (e.g. Facebook or Twitter). You must not reuse your Admitto password with any other computer account.

One way to create a good password that conforms to the rules above is to use three or four randomly-chosen words, picked using an online random word generator. You can then add numbers and symbols as required. For example:

  • Bin,Think,Gain21
  • 3cycleInnWood
  • Bicycle_small_shelf!

Further advice for choosing a good password can be found at https://accounts.google.com/PasswordHelp

You may choose to use password management software to help you securely maintain an electronic record of your Admitto password along with other passwords you use. Password management software enables you to have an electronic store of multiple passwords, protected by a single very strong “master” password or passphrase. Further advice on choosing a password manager can be found at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/what-does-ncsc-think-password-managers

Password resets

If the IT team believe that an Admitto password may have been compromised, they will immediately reset the password to a random value and, where possible, inform the user that their password has been reset. The user will subsequently be able to follow the existing process for Resetting a lost/forgotten Admitto password to set a new password.

The IT team may also decide to disable an Admitto account, depending on the nature of the password compromise. (see Department IT policy regarding Suspension of Admitto accounts)

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