McGill Password

Sponsors of McGill resource accounts were notified in May and asked to reset the passwords of those accounts by May 24.  Any resource account passwords which were not changed since March have now been reset by IT Services and the accounts will not be accessible until the passwords are changed.

Sponsors of those resource accounts will be notified by email on June 21 and asked to contact the IT Service Desk if they require assistance, or if they are no longer responsible for managing the resource accounts with which they are affiliated. 

Classified as: McGill Password, password reset, phishing
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Published on: 21 Jun 2017

 A reset of resource account passwords is required before May 24th, 2017.  For resource accounts that had their passwords changed on or after March 8th 2017, when the password reset was initiated, a reset is not required.

Classified as: email, McGill Password, password reset
Published on: 12 May 2017

Please note McGill required all users to reset their McGill password by March 28, 10:30AM EDT. If not done, your password has been automatically reset and will need to be changed. Visit www.mcgill.ca/password to regain access to your account.

Alumni and Retirees: To facilitate the process, if you know your existing McGill Password, go to Password Update now.

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Published on: 28 Mar 2017

McGill is investigating unusual network activity. As a precautionary measure, we are requiring all system users to reset their McGill passwords. You have until March 28, 10:30AM EDT to make this change. For instructions  on how to reset your McGill password, please visit www.mcgill.ca/password.

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Published on: 23 Mar 2017

As part of an ongoing effort to streamline services, the McGill Password Security Questions (PSS) tool was decommissioned on Monday, February 23. While this tool was initially launched with the goal of providing additional security questions and password reset functionality to our end-users, it essentially duplicated options that were already available in Minerva and caused user confusion.

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Published on: 5 Mar 2015

As previously announced in the McGill Reporter and on this site, IT Services will be doubling your McGill Password if you have not yet changed it since asked in May. Once your password is doubled, when you log in to any McGill system or computer with your McGill Username and Password (e.g. email, wireless, VPN, myCourses), you will have to type out your password twice.

Classified as: McGill Password, McGill Username and McGill Password
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Published on: 30 Oct 2014

If you didn't change your McGill Password after the Heartbleed vulnerability was announced earlier this year, we strongly encourage you to do so. Take advantage of the increased password length and create a more secure McGill Password without delay!

Instead of being restricted to EXACTLY 8 characters in length, you can now create a password that is 8 to 18 characters in length.

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Published on: 5 Sep 2014

As of 5pm on Wednesday, July 16, IT Services implemented an increase in the length of the McGill Password.

Instead of being restricted to EXACTLY 8 characters in length, you can now create a password that is 8 to 18 characters in length.

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Published on: 16 Jul 2014

Back in April, you may have heard of the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. Since it is always a good practice to periodically change passwords, we encourage you to reset your McGill Password at this time. 

Classified as: McGill Password, McGill Username and McGill Password, IT security
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Published on: 14 May 2014

In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay

If you are a McGill staff member, you are required to change your password.

Classified as: McGill Password, McGill Username and McGill Password, IT security
Published on: 14 May 2014