LCC Employee Passwords Expiring

Colleagues,

In an effort to protect the College’s information assets, strong passwords are needed to prevent unauthorized access into College systems.  For the past several years, LCC employee passwords have not expired.  Due to recent audit findings and recommended best practices, we are going to expire LCC employee passwords every six months.

Starting in March through May of 2015, ITS will incrementally ask all employees to change their password in the Account Activation and Management System (AAM).  You can find it in myLCC, Profile tab, and select Change Password/Manage Account.  You will receive a daily expiration notice email 7 days before your password has expired.  Additionally, a notification box (see below) will appear in your myLCC.

If your password expires, you may reset your password by going to myLCC and selecting the ‘Forgot my Password’ option.  If you have not created a password recovery option (i.e., challenge questions or email confirmation), you will have to contact the LCC Help Desk at lcc1@lcc.edu or 517-483-5221 to reset your password.  You can establish a password recovery option to reset your password online by going to myLCC, Profile tab, and select Change Password/Manage Account.

The LCC password standard requires a minimum of 8 characters with at least three of the following:  one upper case, one lower case, one number, and one special character.  You should never share your password with anyone at any time — including over the phone or in an email.  In fact, the LCC Help Desk will never ask you for your password!

If you have trouble remembering your password, there are programs that allow you to store all passwords in a single password encrypted file.  The College recommends Keepass, a free password manager.  Please contact the Help Desk if you require assistance.

If you have any questions or need further info, please contact the LCC Help Desk at lcc1@lcc.edu or 517-483-5221.

Kevin Bubb

Chief Information Officer