CHOOSING & CHANGING ACCOUNT PASSWORDS
Important Password Links
- Register or change your network password
Use this link to register a strong network password that meets Smith's secure password requirements, or to change your password.
Note that your Smith network password is not the same as your BannerWeb PIN. Changing your network password will not affect your BannerWeb PIN.
- Forgotten network password tool
If you have forgotten your network password, click on the link above and enter the verification code displayed on the screen, then follow the prompts to answer your challenge questions and reset your password.
Note that you will be unable to use the forgotten password tool unless you have already chosen your four challenge questions. If you have not done so, click below to choose your challenge questions.
- Choose or change your four challenge questions
To choose or change your challenge questions, click on the link above and enter the verification code displayed on the screen, then provide answers to any four of the ten challenge questions listed.
Note that you must select and answer exactly four challenge questions, no more and no less. Each answer must be at least 5 characters long and cannot contain any of the words in the question itself.
The Expanding Role of Your Smith Network Password
Your Smith network account provides access to a vast array of web-based services and information. Now, with the advent of the Smith Portal and synchronized email passwords, your Smith network password serves as the gateway to more, and more valuable, information than ever, including:
- Your Smith email, calendars, contacts, and Google Docs
- Personal information, financial records, and academic data stored in your BannerWeb account
- Pharos printing services
- Access to the Smith's secure wireless networks
- Any files you store on a Smith network server, including Sophia
- Any files your store in your Smith cloud-based Box account
- Assignments, discussion threads, documents, and grades stored in your Moodle account
- Library resources from off-campus and your 5-College library account
The Associated Risks
Unfortunately, with the addition of each new service accessible via your Smith username and password comes greater vulnerability to password theft and possible:
- Exposure of your personal information
- Identity theft
- Theft of your intellectual property
- Liability for misuse of your account by another person
Hackers typically enter a legitimate Smith user name, then try to guess
the password for that account. But if you choose a strong password, protect it wisely, and change it periodically,
you are helping to safeguard not only your own data, but also the entire Smith network.
For help in understanding Smith's account password and security policy and guidance in choosing an optimal password, see:
Account Password & Security Policy Essentials
This document provides an overview of Smith's Account Password & Security Policy along with additional recommendations on password management and handling.
Choosing a Strong Network Password
This document provides guidance and strategies for choosing a strong network password that meets Smith's security requirements.
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Password-Protecting Your Computer Workstation
Even though your network files are protected by a Novell password, we strongly recommend setting a separate workstation password to protect your workstation from unauthorized access and add an additional level of security for your files.
Windows XP workstation
Windows 7 workstation
Mac computer workstation
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For instructions on changing other passwords, click on the appropriate link below:
BannerWeb & Banner
BannerWeb Personal Identification Number (PIN)
Banner INB administrative system password
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