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One Step Ahead
April 10, 2007, Volume 53, No. 29

One Step Ahead

Another tip in a series provided by the Offices of Information Systems & Computing and Audit, Compliance & Privacy.

Resetting your PennKey Password

You just realized that you wrote down your PennKey password and left it on your desk overnight.  Did someone see it?  Should you change it?

While working on a sensitive project, you gave your PennKey password to a colleague so you could both get access to the information to complete the project.  You now realize that you shouldn’t have shared this information and want to change your password - but how do you change it?

Your PennKey password gives you access to sensitive institutional data and, in many cases, your own personal data. It is extremely important that you protect your password, and the examples above are just a few instances of when you might want or need to reset it.  Fortunately, this can be easily done by following the instructions on the Setting, Resetting, or Changing Your PennKey Password web page at www.upenn.edu/computing/pennkey/setreset/.  Here you will be guided through the steps to resetting your password whether it be known or unknown.  You will also find useful links to other PennKey web pages that can help you set strong, uncrackable passwords as well as familiarize you with best practices to safeguard your password.



For additional tips, see the One Step Ahead link on the Information Security website: www.upenn.edu/computing/security/.

Almanac - April 10, 2007, Volume 53, No. 29