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CNM Passwords and Password Reset

Account passwords are crucial in the protection of CNM's information, systems, and networks.

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Account passwords are crucial in the protection of CNM's information, systems, and networks because they provide a first-line defense against an attack by a hacker.

The selection of a strong password provides protection for the user and the system accounts.


Password Requirements

You will be required to change your password every 365 days, or whenever a compromise to your account is suspected. You are required to protect your password at all times.

All CNM users are governed by the Technology Use Policy.

Here are the system requirements for your CNM password:

  • Must be a minimum of 8 characters
  • Must consist of an upper case letter, lowercase letter, and at least one number.

New passwords cannot:

  • Repeat your current password
  • Reuse your last 4 passwords
  • Contain your name or CNM username

Password Safety

Be careful when entering your password into devices around other people. If you feel like your password security has been compromised, change your password.

Here are some things to avoid:

  • Don't share or tell anyone your password. Be aware of "social engineers" (someone trying to trick you into giving them your password).
  • Don't send your password via email in response to any request, no matter how official that request appears.
  • Don't respond to a request to go to a link to provide your password.
  • Don't store your passwords on your computer (if Windows prompts you to "Save Password" don't do it.

Reset Your CNM Password

Faculty, staff, and students can reset their CNM network password using the self-service portal available through myCNM.

1.    Select Forgot Password? from the myCNM login page.       

Screenshot of CNM login screen. Below the "Sign in" button there is a link that is highlighted that says, "Forgot password?"
  

2.    Enter your CNM username and select Next. If you have forgotten your username, select Forgot your username? link.     

Screenshot of password reset page. The text box labeled "Please enter your user name below" is circled. The "Next" button below is also circled.

3.    Verify your identity by entering your nine-digit CNM ID number and your six-digit date of birth (Ex. 03/15/79). Select Next.        

Screenshot of password reset page. The text box labeled "Enter a new password" and "Re-enter Your New Password" are circled at the bottom of the screen. The "Next" button is circled below that.

4.    Choose a new password. Passwords must be at least eight characters in length and contain one uppercase letter and one number. You may not select a password previously-used password. Select Next.   

Screenshot of password reset page. The text box labeled "Enter a new password" and "Re-enter Your New Password" are circled at the bottom of the screen. The "Next" button is circled below that.
     

5.    If the password change is successful you will receive a confirmation screen.        

Screenshot of confirmation screen. Text says, "Success: Your password has been reset." There is an image of a green check mark next to text that says, "You can now use your new password to log in."

 6.    If you are presented with an error stating your password does not comply with CNM’s password policies, ensure your selected password is at least eight characters in length, contains one more uppercase letters, and one or more numbers and is not a password you have used previously.        

Screenshot of password reset page. There is an image of a red x next to text that says, "Ensure both passwords match. The text box labeled "Enter a new password:" is highlighted.

7.    If you are presented with an error stating your password entries do not match, correct the entries and try again.