Updates to Password Reset Process at Florida State University
Florida State University is updating its password reset process. Over the next several months, everyone with an FSUID—including students, faculty, staff, alumni, guests and delegates—will be required to reset their FSU password. Individuals will be prompted on the FSU sign in page when it is time to change their password. Once prompted, they will have two weeks to reset their password. If they do not reset their password, their current password will expire and they will be required to change it the next time they attempt to sign in. As part of the university’s password reset process, individuals are prompted to change their password every 180 days, rather than keeping one password forever, and now are also required to set up account security questions. The questions will be used to verify someone’s identity and reset their password if they ever forget it. These changes, albeit a small inconvenience, will increase account security for everyone at FSU.
These changes are a result of FSU moving to a new identity management system. As part of the transition, everyone—including current students and employees—will be prompted to activate their account in the new system. Account activation will not cause any changes to current accounts, and only will be required one time. These changes, albeit a small inconvenience, will increase account security for everyone at FSU.