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Action Required: Password Change Rollout
 
Anyone (e.g., students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends) with an active Springfield College email account must change their password  prior to Wednesday, March 11, 2020.  
 
Springfield College adopted an Information Security Policy in 2017 which is available on the HR portal in PrideNet. The Policy includes definitions, procedures, and recommendations for the protection of Springfield College information.  At this time, we are ready to act on the recommendations to implement strict rules for password formats and require password expiration every 180 days.
 
To change your password: 
  • You'll first need to enroll in our new password management program. To enroll, log into PrideNet and click on “Password Management” under Quick Links on the left or click on the following url: https://password.springfield.edu.  
  • Then, log in with your userID and enroll in password management self service.  If you are not automatically instructed to enroll in self service, you are already enrolled.  
  • Once enrolled, you will be able to change your password.
I highly encourage you to review the detailed step-by-step instructions for enrolling and changing your password found here:
 
Passwords must:
  • be at least eight characters long 
  • include at least one uppercase letter
  • include at least one lowercase letter
  • include at least one number
  • include at least one special character  
  • not be one of your last 10 passwords
Please note, the password expiration date displayed in password/account management will be inaccurate until March 11 and can be safely ignored until then.  
 
After you change your password, you will need to update your saved password on your mobile devices and for the College wireless network
 
This same password is and will be used for desktop logins (for staff and in labs), PrideNET, the Google Suite, ADP, Brightspace and others. Springfield College uses a different password for Jenzabar CX, and that already expires on its own schedule.
 
All passwords left unchanged will expire on March 11, 2020.  If you allow your password to expire, you will not be able to change it yourself and will need to contact the Technology Service Center (TSC) to re-enable your account - a lengthy process, so please make preparations and change your password as soon as you can. 
 
 
If you have any questions, feedback or difficulties, please contact the TSC at tsc@springfield.edu or (413) 748-4872.