Your Penn State Access Account password is the key to many electronic services within the Penn State community. Guard your password just as you guard your bank card PIN. Don't write it down or make it easy for someone to crack. Never share your password with others.
A common method by which intruders break into computer systems is through administrator accounts that have no passwords. Similarly, malicious individuals often enter systems by cracking poor user passwords, logging in, and exploiting your information and computer access. Therefore, selecting a good password initially and changing it periodically are important ways to avoid having your computer or account compromised. Follow the links below to learn best practices for managing your password securely.