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Authentication (Representation and Password Sharing Rules)


Authentication (non-impersonation) Policy

Each user is assigned their own username and password required to access the Carson-Newman network and resources. The use of this username and password combination authenticates you as an authorized user of the Carson-Newman network and systems. This account is to be kept confidential and not shared with anyone.

Usernames and passwords are not to be written down or recorded in any manner where it is not secure (e.g. posted on the monitor, on the desk, under the keyboard, etc.) Violation of this policy will result in the affected account(s) being suspended.

Employee passwords will expire every six months by which time each employee will need to select a new password. Employees will receive e-mails beginning 21 days before password expiration and a notice at log in time beginning 14 days before password expiration (Mac computers will not receive the log in notice). Users cannot use a previous password and they must be a minimum of 8 alphanumeric characters in length.

Student passwords are set not to expire, however you are encouraged to change your password at the beginning of every semester.

Carson-Newman will NEVER e-mail asking for your password!

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email: ithelpdesk@cn.edu | phone: 865-471-3506
Carson-Newman University

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