How to Create A Secure Password
Description: What is a long and strong (secure) password? Your password is a significant defense against cyber-criminals, making it imperative that you choose a long and strong password that cannot be easily cracked. This is especially important for administrator-level accounts. The System Administration, Network, and Security (SANS) Institute recommends certain guidelines for choosing an effective password. […]
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Creating an Onyen
Description: Once you have created your Onyen, most services that require an Onyen to access will be available to you immediately. There are, however, a few Onyen services that will not be available for several hours. You will need to sign up for Email Service (see How do I get a UNC E-mail Account?), logging on […]
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Onyen Password Challenge-Response Questions FAQs
Description: What is the Password Challenge Response System? The Onyen Password Challenge-Response System is a service UNC provides for student, faculty and staff members who have forgotten their Onyen passwords and wish to reset them without physically coming to the IT Service Desk. This can be done by calling 919-962-HELP (4357) or 1-866-962-4457 (US and Puerto […]
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Onyen and Password FAQs
Description: What is an Onyen? Onyen is the name for UNC’s campus-wide identifier that you can use to gain access to various electronic resources on campus. Although it is a word, you can think of it as an acronym for the “Only Name You’ll Ever Need.” The distinctive name is intended to prevent confusion with the […]
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How do I get my list passwords?
Description: 1. Visit and log in with Onyen and password. 2. In the Visit or Manage a Single List section, choose to Visit a list that you are currently subscribed to, that requires a password to access. 3. When prompted to do so, enter your email address that you are subscribed to the list with, […]
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Mac OS X: Changing or resetting an account password
Description: In order to reset an account password for Mac OS X please following the instructions on the apple site:
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