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Password Policy

The policy regarding Active Directory (E-mail) passwords on campus is:

  • Mandatory password changing will occur periodically. Please adjust your password after receiving email notices reminding you to change your password.
  • You may change it more often if you feel your password has been compromised.
  • Passwords may be reused only after two prior changes.

Passwords must meet the following criteria

  • Be between 7 and 20 characters in length
  • Consist of at least 3 of the following 4 items
    • Uppercase letters
    • Lowercase letters
    • Numbers
    • Special characters i.e. !@#$%^&*
  • Reminder messages from the system to change your password will come several days before it expires.

Information Technology will NEVER ASK FOR YOUR LOGIN AND PASSWORD in an e-mail.


Didn't find your answer?
Call the IT helpdesk at 205-226-3033, Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
E-mail helpdesk@bsc.edu
Student personal computer support is available through Apogee 24x7 at 1-877-478-8861.