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Password Policy

Password Policy

Passwords are one of the primary mechanisms that protect university information systems and other resources from unauthorized use. Constructing secure passwords and ensuring proper password management are essential. Standards for proper password creation and management greatly reduce these risks. As such, all Belmont University students and employees (including contractors and vendors with access to Belmont University systems) are responsible for taking the appropriate steps, as outlined below, to select and secure their passwords.

The purpose of this policy is to establish a standard for creation of strong passwords, the protection of those passwords, and the frequency of change. The scope of this policy includes all users who have or are responsible for an account (or any form of access that supports or requires a password) on any system that resides at any Belmont University facility, has access to the Belmont University network, or electronically stores any non-public Belmont University information.

Passwords must be protected. Under no circumstances should a user divulge their password to another person. If a password or account is shared with a member of Belmont LITS support for the purposes of resolving a technical issue, then that password must be changed as soon as possible after the incident.

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