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LAVC Password Secure Guidelines

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LAVC IT Support Contact
lavc-techsupport@laccd.edu
(213) 460-3274

Overview

LAVC network password is the key to access to the network resources including Outlook email, Wi-Fi network and other campus network services.  The purpose of this guideline is to reinforce information security by establishing a strong but reasonable best password practices that follows common guidelines recommended by security professionals and aligned with District Information Technology.

Important notes:

  • LAVC network password is applied to LAVC Wi-Fi and other campus services.   LAVC network password expires every 90 days.
  • The passwords of faculty email @faculty.laccd.edu, SIS and Canvas remain the same.
  • The password of other District applications such as SAP remains the same. 

Secure password guidelines

  • LAVC network password account expires every 90 days.  You may change your password multiple times within the 90 days.
  • The password must be at least 8 characters in length
  • Must contain characters from three of the following four categories:
          a. English lower case characters (a – z)
          b. English upper case characters (A – Z)
          c. Base 10 digits (0 -9)
          d. Non-alphabetic characters (example: ! @ # $ % ^ & * _ + = , . >)
  • You can create a passphrase composed of multiple words.  Because of this, a passphrase is more secure against “dictionary attacks”. 

                   Example of a passphrase: “TrafficeOnThe405AlwaysBad

  • Do not use a password that will be easily guessed, such as a name, employee ID, addresses, phone numbers, birthdate or any word in the dictionary.
  • Password or passphrase must not be revealed over the phone or email to anyone.
  • Do not use the “Remember Password” feature of applications (e.g. web browsers).

PART A - UPDATE LAVC NETWORK PASSWORD ON A COMPUTER

  1. If You Are on Campus - click here for instructions.
  2. If You Are off Campus - When you are off campus, you can use Outlook Web Access to change your password - click here for instructions.

PART B - UPDATE LAVC NETWORK PASSWORD ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICES

  1. Update LAVC email password on an Android phone.
  2. Update LAVC email password on an iPhone or iPad.

If you are unsuccessful to change the password, please contact IT Helpdesk at extension 2489 for assistance.