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Annual Password Changes Required

Password Changes Are Required Annually

Passwords are used at Virginia Tech to give us access to information and systems that are part of our daily activities. Cyber criminals also find value in the same information and systems we access. Cyber-crime is no longer limited to a small group of hackers; it is dominated by organized criminals who profit off of stealing information. While they have many sophisticated tools at their disposal, protecting Virginia Tech’s systems and information often comes down to using strong passwords and keeping them private.

The IT Security Office now requires annual password changes for some users as part of a strategy to ensure password strength and reduce password compromise.

What passwords must be changed annually?


• All PID passwords.
• All Hokies passwords for full user accounts and sponsored accounts.
• Central IT Oracle ID passwords for the production databases Banner, Warehouse, VaTech, Foundation, and GIS.

Covered passwords that are created after July 1, 2010 are valid for up to 12 months before they need to be changed again. Expired passwords will need to be changed to allow account authentication.

Password Quick Reference

 

PID Passwords

Hokies Passwords

Oracle/Banner Passwords

Who uses this password?

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Employees
  • Alumni
  • Retirees
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Employees
  • Sponsered Account Holders
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Websites/ Applications that use this password.

  • Scholar
  • my.vt.edu
  • network.software.vt.edu
  • Hokie Spa
  • CAS Authentication
  • Exchange Email and Calendar
  • WebOutlook
  • NAS Storage
  • Hokies Domain
  • Active Directory
  • VPN
  • Internet Native Banner
  • Web Reporting

 

Notes

This is the most common password in use. This password is widely used in many of the Microsoft systems.  

How to Change Your:

How to change your PID password?

Log into your MyVT account at http://my.vt.edu and navigate to "Manage Your Profile" located under the Personal Info tab. After opening the "Mange your Profile" link click "Change Password".  For more information visit he knowledge base at VT4Help.

 

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Important Warning! Never Send Your Password by Email

Virginia Tech will NEVER ask you to send your password via email. You should not respond to emails that ask for your user ID and password.  Beware of phishing attempts!

Contact Us

Contact 4Help if you need help changing your password.  

Contact 4Help via one of the following methods:

How to change your Hokies password.

Log into ADadmin at http://adadmin.w2k.vt.edu with your Hokies ID and password.  Navigate to "Persons" and select "Change Password".  For more information about changing your password please visit the knowledge base article at VT4Help.

    Screenshot of Hokies Self Service

Important Warning! Never Send Your Password by Email

Virginia Tech will NEVER ask you to send your password via email. You should not respond to emails that ask for your user ID and password.  Beware of phishing attempts!

Contact Us

Contact 4Help if you need help changing your password.  

Contact 4Help via one of the following methods:

How to change your Oracle ID password.

Navigate to https://banweb.banner.vt.edu/vt/prod/irm_password_change.main_menu and select which Oracle instance you would like to change. Most users will change the Banner instance password. Please review the knowledge base article at VT4Help. 4Help has more information and a knowledgebase located at http://4help.vt.edu.

    a screenshot of the oracle password change window

Important Warning! Never Send Your Password by Email

Virginia Tech will NEVER ask you to send your password via email. You should not respond to emails that ask for your user ID and password.  Beware of phishing attempts!

Contact Us

Contact 4Help if you need help changing your password.  

Contact 4Help via one of the following methods:

Useful Links

A one-stop computing resource site for Virginia Tech.http://4help.vt.edu



Information on how to change your PID password.Changing Your Pid Password



Information on how to change your Hokies password.Changing Your Hokies Password



Information on how to change your Oracle/Banner password.Changing Your Oracle/Banner Password