New Password Authentication Standard

ATTENTION:New Password Standard takes effect Monday, April 11th. Beginning now, all Students, Faculty & Staff must update their password to meet the new criteria below.  Click this banner to change your password.

The Louisiana State Office of Information Technology issued a statewide authentication and password standard (IT-STD 1-01) intended to protect information from unauthorized access, modification and destruction. All state agencies are required to establish and implement the below criteria to become compliant.


Password Base Criteria

  1. Minimum Password Length 12 Characters

  2. Password Complexity must contain at least 3 of the 4 categories:
    • English Upper case characters (A-Z)
    • English Lowercase characters (a-z)
    • Base Digits (0-9)
    • Non Alphanumeric Characters (e.g.,@,%,#,!)

  3. Previous passwords cannot be used

  4. After five consecutive failed logon attempts, the user-ID will be locked and will require reset before additional login attempts are allowed. CLICK HERE to reset your password.

  5. Passwords will expire every 105 days

If you encounter any problems, please call the OIT Help Desk at 504-671-5500.

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