Administration

Change Your Passwords

Passwords are an important aspect of computer security. They are the front line of protection for user accounts. All State College of Florida employees (including contractors and vendors with access to State College of Florida systems) are responsible for taking the appropriate steps, as outlined below, to select and secure their passwords. SCF will follow the security “best practice” guideline for creation of passwords, the protection of those passwords, and the frequency of change. 

Register Student Account  Reset Student Password

This new process will allow you to change your password anytime and from any device without having to contact the SCF Help Desk. Passwords are an important aspect of computer security and serve as the front line of protection for your information and SCF networks.

All SCF students are responsible for taking the appropriate steps, outlined below, to select and secure their passwords. For your convenience, you can reset your password at any time in the future once you've registered your account.

Please note if you do not register AND reset your SCF password by March 28th, 2017, your SCF password will be expired until you complete the steps outlined below.

Step 1. Register your Student account

(Note: If you have already registered and changed your password, please disregard)

Register Student Account

  • Log in using your existing username and password.
    Note if you have forgotten your existing username and password, please contact the Help Desk at 941-752-5357 or helpdesk@scf.edu
  • Answer all three security questions and click next to complete the registration process.

Step 2. Reset your password

Reset Student Password

  • Enter your current SCF username in the text field, click next
  • Answer ALL the security questions as completed in Step 1, click next
  • Enter your new password twice, click next and you'll receive a confirmation screen that your password has been reset.
  • Please refer to the below guidelines and tips for resetting your password. 

Password Criteria:

All passwords (e.g., email, web, desktop computer, Banner, etc.) must be changed at least every 90 days.

  • A history of 6 passwords will be remembered. This means that 6 consecutive passwords will be retained and unavailable for reuse.
  • All new passwords created must be at least eight characters long
  • New passwords may not exceed 48 characters in length
  • Passwords less than 15 characters in length:
    • Must contain at least three of the following four elements:
      • Uppercase letters
      • Lowercase letters
      • Numbers
      • Contain at least one of the following special characters + -  ? . % { } International characters are not allowed
    • Do NOT use the following special characters @ $ & / \ = # ; ~
    • Do not use embedded spaces
    • Your password cannot begin with a special character
      • Passwords at least 15 characters long must pass limited checking for commonly used phrases or patterns
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