Series: Series6000     Sub Series: 6100 ANNUAL BUDGET     Policy Number: 6635
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The Rhinebeck Central School District Board of Education recognizes the need to establish safeguards to protect the District’s network account. Therefore, District Office employees are required to adhere to the following parameters for establishing and updating digital passwords:


Password Expiration


Passwords are set to expire every ninety (90) days. District Office employees will receive a message warning them of their password expiration date ten (10) days before their password expires.  These employees are required to change their passwords upon notification prior to the expiration date.


Password History


The system remembers the employee’s last five (5) passwords and will not allow these passwords, or a variation of a previous password, to be repeated.


Password Length


Account passwords must be a minimum of eight (8) characters in length.


Password Complexity


Complex passwords are required and must have the following attributes:


·         They must not contain all or part of the employee’s account name.

·         They must not contain words from the dictionary

·         They must contain characters from each of the following categories: 

-       English alpha character

-        Non­ alphanumeric characters (i.e. !, $, #, %)

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