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Educational Technology: MyABAC

facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.

MyABAC

START HERE (MyABAC)

If you are new to ABAC you will want to get familiar with MyABAC first. MyABAC is a single-sign-on portal that houses all the electronic resources that a student, faculty or staff needs at ABAC.  Each of the other resources at ABAC has apps that can be added to MyABAC allowing one click access. Check out the getting started PDF below. After you have configured you MyABAC account come back to check out the information provided on the other ABAC resources. 

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MyABAC Getting Started Guide

Password Infomation

Beginning August 1, 2017, the following password security requirements will be activated for all employee and student MyABAC login accounts.

Password rules:

  • Must be at least 11 characters long.
  • Must meet password complexity rules.
  • Passwords must contain characters from the following four types of characters:
    • English upper case (A-Z)
    • English lower case (a-z)
    • Numbers (0-9)
    • Non-alphanumeric special characters ($, !, %, ^, @ …)
      • Example:  Ab@cGolf17!
  • Password change will be required every 180 days (You will be prompted to change your password).
  • Cannot reuse last four passwords.
  • A password cannot contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters.
  • Password must not contain easily accessible or guessable personal information about the user or user’s family, such as birthdays, children’s names, addresses, etc.

Password Standard Highlights:

  • All passwords shall be treated as sensitive, confidential information and shall not be shared with anyone including, but not limited to, administrative assistants, system administrators and helpdesk personnel.
  • Passwords shall not be stored in clear text.
  • Users shall not write passwords down or store them anywhere in their office or publicly. Do not store passwords in a file on any computer system, including smart devices, without encryption.
  • Passwords shall not be inserted into email messages or other forms of electronic communication unless encrypted.
  • If an account or password is suspected of being compromised, the incident must be immediately reported to the Office of Technology Services (OTS).

Reference:  USG IT Handbook Section 5.12.3 - USG Password Security and Composition Standard