OIT revises Password Standard

OIT has updated its Password Standard, which provides a framework for passwords and account types that are used in the authentication process for university-wide applications.

Available online, the new revision:

  • reflects current university password security practices
  • reflects organizational changes of central campus IT units and new campus IT committees
  • includes some language simplification throughout the document

A team from OIT and other university IT stakeholders will conduct a review of the Password Standard in conjunction with the next phase of the university identity management project. The needs of the wider university community, privileged access management, and recent research on password entropy also will be taken into consideration during this review.

For questions or comments concerning the Password Standard, contact John Baines, assistant director of IT Policy and Compliance in the OIT Security and Compliance unit, at john_baines@ncsu.edu.