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Passwords

PASSWORDS

Create new passwords at every opportunity.  Make them secure for your own benefit.

Password Expiry

Passwords expire every 6 months (you will receive email reminders as your expiration is approaching). If you run into issues signing in and it has been a while since you changed your password, it is likely you need to reset it.

Password Requirements

  • Minimum length: 8 characters
  • Reasonable length: 16 characters
  • Maximum length: 24 characters
  • Must contain:
    • 1 upper case letter
    • 1 lower case letter
    • 1 number
  • May contain special characters except ; \ ? : @ & = < >
  • Cannot be a password you have used before.
  • Make a story to remember your password. 

Change CatNet Password

  • Open our identity portal (https://riportal.linfield.edu) in any browser.
  • Login with your CatNet credentials.
  • If your password has expired, you will immediately be prompted to set a new one. Otherwise, click your name in the upper right and choose Change Password.
  • You will now be prompted to enter a new password in the first box, and to verify it in the second box.
  • Click Next.

Forgotten CatNet password

  • Open our identity portal (https://riportal.linfield.edu) in any browser.
  • Click on “Need Help”?
  • Click on Forgot My Password.
  • Enter your username/CatNet and then click Next.
  • Answer your Challenge Questions* and then click Next.  Your answers are not case sensitive.
  • You will now be prompted to enter a new password in the first box, and to verify it in the second box.
  • Click Next.
  • *Please answer the challenge questions correctly to unlock the password change.