Your college network ID and its password give you access to many IT resources at the Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah. There are some guidelines about the password you choose.

  • It should be at least 8 characters in length.
  • You are encouraged to make your password even more secure by using upper and lower case letters, a number and a symbol.
  • These guidelines are appropriate for all electronic passwords, not just your USU Eastern password.

Easy-to-guess, "weak: passwords are a main way hackers gain access to your information.  Keeping your passwords safe and hard to guess is critical to ensure that your identity isn't stolen. Choose a password that is easy for you to remember but hard for someone else to figure out. For example, you might say, "I have 2 dogs named Shep and Lassie." Create a password from that statement:

(I) (h)ave (2) (d)ogs (n)amed (S)hep (&) (L)assie. >>Ih2dnS&L

This password incorporates all of the password guidelines. You should never share your password with anyone.