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Overview

The district password policy is based on NIST digital identity guidelines. They are designed to be user friendly, easy to understand, and secure. 

Passwords must meet the following requirements.

  • Passwords must be at least 8 characters long.
  • Passwords must not be more than 16 characters long.
  • Passwords cannot contain any part of your username or name.
  • Passwords cannot be any of your last three passwords.

Once a strong password is set it does not need to be changed unless the security of an account has been compromised. If at any point it's suspected account security is compromised the user should change their password immediately through the SSO portal (https://sso.shakopee.k12.mn.us).

FAQ

How do I create a strong password?

  • A passphrase is easier to remember than a password.
  • Choose a handful of normal words or phrases unique to you.
  • Sentences or longer phrases are more secure than combining capitals, numbers, and special characters.
  • "sunwalkraindrive" is more secure than "Pa$$w0rd1."

https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/easy-ways-build-better-pw0

How often do I need to change my password?

Once your password has been changed from the default password it does not need to be changed unless the security of your account is compromised.

What should I do if I think my password or account has been compromised?

If you think someone else knows your password or you clicked on a suspicious email, you should change your password immediately using our SSO portal - https://sso.shakopee.k12.mn.us.

If you still aren't able to reset your password or need additional assistance contact the help desk at helpdesk@shakopee.k12.mn.us or 952-496-5100.

What should I do if I forgot my password?

You can reset your password through our SSO portal - https://sso.shakopee.k12.mn.us.

If you still aren't able to reset your password or need additional assistance contact the help desk at helpdesk@shakopee.k12.mn.us or 952-496-5100.

Can I tell my friend or coworker my password?

No. Sharing your password with anyone is a violation of the district acceptable use agreement.

Is my password the same everywhere?

In most places it is. However, there are some systems where your username and password will be different. In those cases there will be a note about which credentials to use.  You can also consult this handy chart:  What login do I use?

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