password must be at least 12 characters long, and contain at least three
of the four types of character (upper case, lower case, numbers, symbols).
Tips for choosing a good, easy to remember password are included below.
To change your password from a College owned PC (whether in the bulding or at home), press CTRL ALT Delete and chose Change Password.
If you prefer, or if you do not have access to a College PC, you can change your password online:
This service will not allow weak passwords, or passwords
that other people have used in the past, so it will help ensure your password
is a good one.
If you run into problems with changing your password, please either email IT@rncm.ac.uk, call in to the IT office, or phone 0161 9075257 for assistance.
have changed your password, you will need to set up eduroam again on your
phone/laptop, to continue connecting to WiFi in the building.
This only takes a few minutes to do. Follow the instructions at https://rncm.ac.uk/eduroam/.
How to create a good password
A good password is one that is easy for you to remember, but hard for a computer (making 100s of guesses a second) to crack.
Here are some ideas for creating a good password:
password must have three of the four types of character (upper case, lower
case, numbers, symbols).
Your password must be at least 12 characters long.
RNCM password must be different to every other password you use
Why? Websites get hacked all the time. If you use your RNCM email address and password elsewhere and that website gets hacked, then they have access to your RNCM account too.
RNCM Password must be complicated
Why? Hackers are constantly trying to log into virtually every account on the internet, trying random passwords until they get in. They are not trying to hack you specifically, they are trying to hack anyone. If your password is a simple one, like “Beethoven4” or “Manchester21”, it is literally only a matter of time before your account gets hacked.
As a minimum, your password must have three of the four types of character (upper case, lower case, numbers, symbols), but this alone doesn’t guarantee that your password is good enough.
must keep your password secret
Why? Anything that happens using your password is your responsibility. There is no need to share your password; if you need other people to have access to your account, we can help you set it up so they can access things from their account (which is normally even easier for them).
Why does all of this matter?