Passwords

Password Requirements and Recommendations

CRADC passwords must be at least 14 characters long.

RSCH passwords must be at least 8 characters long.

CISER encourages the use of passphrases, as well as the use of a secure password management tool. Cornell University provides LastPass free for use to all Cornell faculty, students, and staff.

If your forgot your password, or otherwise need to change it, please follow the directions below:

CISERRSCH PASSWORD RESET

Option 1: Using the web application to reset your CISERRSCH password (simple method)

Read these guidelines before opening the password reset tool:

  1. Passwords cannot be reset on expired accounts.
  2. In order to prevent account lockouts, logoff all current sessions prior to resetting your password.
  3. When entering your “username” in the reset tool, ONLY enter your username. Do not enter domain\username (i.e. ciserrsch\abc123_rs).
  4. You will receive an email at the address you registered with CISER – most frequently this will be your Cornell email. If you do not receive an email within five (5) minutes, please contact CISER () to verify your user account email address.
  5. If you have trouble using the reset tool, check FAQs for possible answers. For further assistance, contact CISER ()

Click the button below to open the password reset tool.


Option 2: Changing your password while logged into a CISERRSCH server

  1. To display change password option:
    If using Windows: Press the Ctrl+Alt+End keys together.
    If using a Mac laptop keyboard: Press the Fn+Ctrl+Option+Delete keys together.
    If using a full-sized Mac keyboard: Press the Fwd Del+Ctrl+Option keys together. NOTE: The Fwd Del key has a right-faced arrow with an X in it (located below the Help key).
  2. Select Change a password…


CRADC PASSWORD RESET

Option 1: Contact the CRADC Secure Data Services staff by email or 607-254-6547.

Option 2: Changing your password while logged on to a CRADC server

  1. To display change password option:
    If using Windows: Press the Ctrl+Alt+End keys together.
    If using a Mac laptop keyboard: Press the Fn+Ctrl+Option+Delete keys together.
    If using a full-sized Mac keyboard: Press the Fwd Del+Ctrl+Option keys together. NOTE: The Fwd Del key has a right-faced arrow with an X in it (located below the Help key).
  2. Select Change a password…