Password Aging occurs when a system requires users to change their passwords at regular intervals for greater network security. The passwords "age" and become "old" or unusable after a specified period of time.
Data security and privacy protection continue to be one of the most important jobs for Information Technology Services (ITS). As part of this security each of us needs to take action to protect our individual accounts. The most secure way to protect an account is
ITS staff realize this causes some inconvenience but we believe it is absolutely in the best interest of the University community to strengthen data and account security in this way.
Everyone’s password expiration date is calculated based upon 120 days from the last successful password change. You can change your password as often as you would like and at any point in time. As long as you never go more than 120 days between changes you will never receive reminders.
The password change page is at http://www.wwu.edu/password. Select "Universal Password" from this page.
If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ATUS HelpDesk at email@example.com or 360-650-3333.