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Using 8 digit birthdate for password?

Submitted by juliehober on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:57

Is anyone using 8 digit birth date for the students initial password? We currently use 6 which the info is set over from Banner I need to change it to 8 but all the documentation I'm seeing from Ellucian says No to make it a random password instead. Random may be more secure but it doesn't work for us right now! Any suggestions?


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I would highly recommend reviewing the institutional polices and security requirements.
I believe using the student's birth date can be a FERPA violation and is clearly less secure than a random value. The default password comes over to Luminis from Banner via LDI. There is a Banner package that would need to be modified to go from 6 characters to 8.