In order to change your Colleague password, go to the login screen for Colleague UI. Click the link labeled “Change Your Password” to get to the Change Password screen.
UI Login Screen
Change Password Screen
When filling out this screen you will need your User ID, your current password that you are changing from, and a new password to which you would like to change.
When choosing a new password, the password must be at least 8 characters long. Your new password must contain at least one upper case letter and a number or symbol. The password cannot be based on or contain a dictionary word.
The fields on this screen are as follows:
Change Password Screen Fields
|User ID||This is your Colleague ID that was issued to you from Admin Computing. There is no domain appended to the front of this ID. i.e. jsmith NOT admin\jsmith|
|Current Password||This is the password that has been issued to you or that you are currently using to log into the system.|
|New Password||This is the new password to which you would like to change.|
|Confirm New Password||This is the new password typed again to verify that the two have been typed in correctly.|
There are several checks made on the password that might invalidate its use on our system. Listed are the errors you might receive, and a description of what issue may have caused the error.
Password Changing Errors
|BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word||The system uses a dictionary to test passwords against. The password may be invalid because part of it contains a word found in this dictionary.|
|BAD PASSWORD: it does not contain enough DIFFERENT characters||Passwords cannot contain too many of the same letter(s). i.e. “aaaaaa11” is not a valid password.|
|BAD PASSWORD: it is too short
BAD PASSWORD: it is WAY too short
|Passwords must be at least 8 characters long.|
|BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a (reversed) dictionary word||The system uses a dictionary to test the reverse of the password to make sure that parts of the password are not contained in the dictionary but have been reversed.|
|BAD PASSWORD: is rotated||The new password can’t be the reversal of the current password.|
|BAD PASSWORD: it is too simplistic/systematic||New passwords can’t be too simplistic or have an easy pattern to them. i.e. “1234567ABC” is not a valid password.|
|BAD PASSWORD: is a palindrome||The password cannot be a palindrome, which is a word spelled the same backwards or forwards. i.e. “racecar” or even “1coolooc1” are not valid passwords.|
|BAD PASSWORD: it is too similar to the old one||The new password cannot share too many similarities (letters, patterns, etc.) with the current password.|