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New security standards require that we enforce Password Age and Complexity. Right now we are looking at a five stage roll out process.

  • Stage 1: Notifying everyone and allowing people to voluntarily change the password
  • Stage 2: Manually expiring the oldest passwords (approximately 1/4th of users)
  • Stage 3-5: Manually moving up and expiring the next groups of passwords that remain until we meet the requirement

Changing your Password

  1. Navigate to
  2. Log in with either your CS account or VT account
  3. Hover over the My Account Tab and select Password from the dropdown
  4. On this page you should see that you are logged in, and two boxes to fill in your new password
  5. Fill in your new password twice and click reset password
  6. If everything worked you should see a page that says updating password...success
  7. If it didn't succeed go back and check the complexity rules and try submitting the new password again

Password Complexity

Password must be at least 7 characters long and contain at least one of each of the following:

  • Uppercase letter
  • Lowercase letter
  • Special character or Number.

The characters " (double quote) and ' (single quote) are not allowed in passwords.

Password may not contain in full or partial your username.

You can not use a password that you have used in your past 5 password changes.