We've all gotten – and sometimes ignored – the alert telling us it's time to change our passwords again. For DCCCD students, that will soon be a thing of the past.
A new policy for non-expiring passwords will go into effect Aug. 17.
The district is implementing additional single sign-on services for students.
Once implemented, eCampus (Blackboard) will join Outlook, OneDrive, myPortal, eConnect and other district services in using the same user ID and password — your DCCCD Online Services ID.
This will be Your DCCCD account (for example firstname.lastname@example.org) and your non-expiring password.
This will be your 3x4 account (for example, email@example.com) and your non-expiring password.
The current password policy dictates password changes every 90 days. However, district research has shown that changing passwords isn't as important as a password's complexity.
By increasing the complexity of your password, your password remains secure and longer-lasting.
Once the new policy goes into effect, users will be asked to reset their password with new complexity rules.
Under the new policy, your password must be at least 12 characters in length and contain three of the following components:
Note: Common phrases, spaces and other special characters are not supported.
Along with the policy changes, password.dcccd.edu and the current process for changing and resetting passwords will be decommissioned Aug. 31.
Once the new policy goes into effect, users will be able to change and reset their passwords directly through Microsoft.
Employees will also be required to use multi-factor authentication — when logging in to anything that uses your DCCCD Online Services ID and Microsoft login services — and while off-campus or using the DCCCD Guest Wi-Fi.
Employees will be able to choose their second authentication method, either a push notification from a mobile app or a code received by text message or phone call.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Help Desk