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Password Policy Change

As a result of a recent external security audit the Department of Computing and Communications is implementing the following changes:

1. Password Policy Change: the maximum password age (the maximum number of days between password changes) is being reduced to 122 days. Affected services include: MUN Login (my.mun.ca, IMAP mail/webmail, authenticated SMTP, Sitebuilder, D2L, Plato access, LabNet), Memorial Domain, and Blackberry.

2. Memorial Domain changes: older operating systems such as Windows NT, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98 and Windows 95 will no longer be supported on the Memorial Domain. Clients still running these operating systems will be required to have the 'Active Directory Services Client' installed in order to connect to the Memorial Domain. Mac clients running OS 9 or earlier should also be aware that as a result of these changes the Outlook client will no longer be able to connect to the campus Exchange server. Exchange email can still be accessed via Outlook Web Access (OWA).

In order to effectively implement this policy change with minimum impact, Computing and Communications is recommending that all clients change their MUN Login password (my.mun.ca, webmail, Sitebuilder, D2L) at their earliest possible convenience so as to avoid unexpected password expiries. All Exchange/Memorial Domain clients are similarly urged to change their password as well as this will prevent problems accessing Exchange Email and network resources.

For further information regarding these changes and how they may impact you, please contact the Computing and Communications Service Desk at 737-4595 or help@mun.ca.

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