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A Word about Passwords
- For NYU and ITP accounts, your password is for your use only. Do not share it with anyone, not even an "official" helpdesk-type person. It should be kept entirely confidential.
- You should also familiarize yourself with Responsibilities of all NYU Computer & Network Users and NYU's ITS Policies in general.
- If you're working on a group project and need everyone in the group to be able to write to a directory on itp.nyu.edu, then make the directory group writable. If you need help with this feel free to ask.
- Nancy's Soapbox: Do NOT ever send passwords in e-mail. E-mail travels the network and is stored in plain text. It is much too easy for packet sniffers to find passwords in e-mails. If you receive a password through e-mail you should change that password immediately.
- A warning (maybe): I've recently been told that some applications act "flacky" when there is a period(.) in the password. If you're having problem with, say, WS-FTP and there's a period in your password, try changing your password to one without a period.
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