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Password Requirements

ZenDeskAPI Svc
posted this on August 08, 2011 02:27 PM

How do I change my OC Password? What are the Password Requirements?

To Change Your Password:

Click Here for instructions on changing your password in Windows.

Click Here for instructions on updating your keychain for the Mac side.

To change your password via the web, navigate to

If you have forgotten your password, please visit our answer for a forgotten password.

Please note that your OC password will let you into your computer, email, myOC, blackboard, and other network resources. Changing your password in any of these places should change it in all of them.

You cannot change your password to your computer while you are off campus. If you change your password while you are off campus, your new password will allow you to access all web-based applications (e.g. email, blackboard, or MyOC). You will still need to use your old password to log in to your computer until you are able to come to campus.

Password Requirements

You must ensure that your password is at least eight characters long, and cannot include any part of your username in it.  In addition, it must contain at least three of the following types of characters:

       *   An upper case letter

       *   A lower case letter

       *   A number

       *   A symbol

You may not use a password you have used before.

Faculty/Staff members, and those with specific access will be required to change their password every 90 days. You will receive an email 15 days before it will be necessary for the change. You will also receive warnings at 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 days. These emails will let you know when exactly your password will expire and what steps you need to take to change your password.

If you believe you are following these requirements and are still unable to change your password, please contact Support Central at 405-425-5555 or by email at



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Merle Gatewood

Thanks for the reminder that I can't make any changes to log-in from off campus. 

September 28, 2012 07:48 AM
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Christopher Rich
Oklahoma Christian University

Can you provide the history requirements as well

October 07, 2012 05:26 PM
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Robert Goodrick

Passwords can not be used a second time after 2 years. It's most secure to use a completely different password from what you have use in the past.

February 22, 2013 09:09 AM
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Greg Gillham

Could you add instructions for Mac users regarding changing the password in the Keychain? After changing my network password, the Keychain constantly prompts me to enter a password for everything.

February 27, 2013 09:45 AM
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Andrew Rose

It actually wasn't that bad! I'm so glad that OC cares more about my password security than anyone else! I should probably update all of my 5+ year old passwords... I've had the same facebook password since 2007! I better change it before somebody finally figures out my oldest secret  string of  lowercase letters!!! YIKES!

April 15, 2013 09:52 AM
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Andrew Rose

Also I can no longer sign into Chrome

April 15, 2013 10:05 AM
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Willy Niyonteze

wasn't that hard, easy i guess. Thanks for support and clear instruction. By the way what do you suggest as a password lifetime? We may need to change others we use.

April 26, 2013 04:38 AM
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Jennifer Atwijukire

thanks for this however a colleague has just told me that he changed his e-mail password which is supposed to have expired however he still uses the old is that possible?

May 15, 2013 04:31 AM
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Lisa Herndon
Oklahoma Christian University

Jennifer, if your colleague is having trouble with his password, please have him contact Support Central and we'll be happy to help him.

May 15, 2013 08:12 AM
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Jean Paul Mutabazi

Thank you for your support when i was not allowed to enter my BB.


thanks so much!


September 05, 2013 02:47 AM
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August Cronin


January 05, 2014 06:07 PM