Having a strong password is increasingly important. Weak passwords can be guessed using free software available online, allowing unauthorized access that can result in identity crimes, extortion, or damage to reputation through the disclosure of sensitive or private information (yours and RIT's). Choosing a strong password is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself online.
This standard applies to RIT account passwords/passphrases.
Passwords for the accounts of users and administrators on RIT computing and networked resources are required to meet the requirements below to the maximum allowable by the device or application:
Passwords should be utilized together with additional authentication controls, such as multi-factor authentication, when available.
We encourage the use of robust alternative authentication methods, such as certificate-based authentication. Alternative authentication messages require a security review.
RIT Computer Accounts
To change the password for your RIT Computer Account, visit http://start.rit.edu. Please contact the RIT Service Center at 585-475-5000 or help.rit.edu if you've forgotten your password or it is not working.