• In keeping with the MD State Department of Information Technology's password policy & guidance, CCPS Technology Department implemented a software solution to allow everyone to be able to change their password and recover it later, if it is forgotten. Click here to access the password management web portal. 
    Employees will be asked to change their passwords several times per year. Additional information can be found here:
      • Under no circumstance is any password to be shared with anyone else. This includes administrative assistants and superiors.

      • User Passwords will be changed at least 2 times a year.

      • Do not use the same password for agency accounts as for other non-agency access

      • Do not use the "Remember Password" feature of applications or write passwords down and store them anywhere in your office.

      • If an account or password is suspected to have been compromised, report the incident to IT and change all passwords.

      • Technology Services will never ask for your password through email or through a web form.

    Password Composition & Controls
      • Expiry: Passwords will expire every 180 days.

      • Length: Minimum 12 alphanumeric characters.

      • Complexity: Requires a mix of uppercase, lowercase and numbers. Note: Special characters are optional but recommended: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/

      • History: You may not reuse the last 24 passwords.

      • Age: You may change your password every 2 days.

      • Lockout: 5 failed login attempts within a 1 minute period will lockout your account. Lockout clears after 3 minutes. Users will still be able to use the Reset Password option on Password Reset site to unlock their account and change their password.