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Password to UCT Prague computer network

Creating and changing a password for network access

Basic information

  • All UCT Prague computer network users have assigned username and password.
  • Password to UCT Prague network needs to be changed before first use.
  • Password expires after 6 months and you'll be request to change it prior being able to login again.

General password requirements

  1. The password must be at least 12 characters long.
  2. The password must contain characters from at least 3 of the following groups:
    1. Uppercase letters of the English Alphabet (A-Z)
    2. Lowercase letters of the English alphabet (a-z)
    3. Numbers (0-9)
    4. Special characters:! @ # $. , + - space, etc.
  3. Choose a password that you can type on the English keyboard - diacritics (or other characters of the national alphabets) can cause problems when entering some systems.
  4. The new password cannot be the same as previously used passwords.
  5. Password cannot contain your username.
  6. You shall keep the password secret, but it should not be listed anywhere (paper, PC, mobile phone, etc.).
  7. The password should not be provided to third person and should not be recorded or written on any accessory or device.
  8. The maximum password validity period is limited for security reasons (to 6 months).

 

Password change and reset 

They are two ways how to change password.

  • You can change the password on all computers with the Windows OS that are members of the Windows domain VSCHT.CZ. 
  • If you are outside the UCT Prague - Using the web interface to e-mail https://mailex.vscht.cz .

Password change can take few minutes to propagate trough the network (up to 15 minutes).

In both cases, you need to know your original password. If you have forgotten your password please see Lost password section below.

Instructions for changing the password in Windows OS

1. After logging in to your domain account, press CTRL + ALT + DEL

2. Five buttons will be displayed, one of which is CHANGE A PASSWORD. Click on this button and enter your current password and 2x new password (typo control mechanism).

When entering a new password, do not forget to follow the principles mentioned above!

Guide with screenshots

1. After logging in to your domain account, press CTRL + ALT + DEL

windows - změna hesla

2. Five buttons will be displayed, one of which is CHANGE A PASSWORD. Click on this button and enter your current password and 2x new password (typo control mechanism).

windows - dialog pro zadání hesla

When entering a new password, do not forget to follow the principles mentioned above!

Instructions for changing the password from Outlook on the web

Connect at https://mailex.vscht.cz

1. Log in with your current username and password

When you are connecting with expired password you'll be prompted to change password automatically, otherwise its necessary to perform password change via Options menu.

2. Use the ⚙ button at the top of the window to access the menu to select Options.

3. In the menu, select General, My Account, and then Change password.

4. After selecting the item change password, you will be prompted to enter your original password and enter a new password twice (typo control mechanism). Thanks to the login, your username is already filled in together with the VSCHT.CZ domain.

When entering a new password, do not forget to follow the principles mentioned above!

Guide with screenshots

Connect at https://mailex.vscht.cz

1. Log in with your current username and password. When you are connecting with expired password you'll be prompted to change password automatically, otherwise its necessary to perform password change via Options menu.

Přihlášení k webovému rozhraní pošty

2. Use the ⚙ button at the top of the window to access the menu to select Options.

Webové rozhraní pošty - výběr Možností v menu

3. In the menu, select General, My Account, and then Change password.

Webové rozhraní pošty - výběr Změny hesla

4. After selecting the item change password, you will be prompted to enter your original password and enter a new password twice (typo control mechanism). Thanks to the login, your username is already filled in together with the VSCHT.CZ domain.

Webové rozhraní pošty - zadání nového hesla

When entering a new password, do not forget to follow the principles mentioned above!

Lost password

First, please contact our technical support (helpdesk@vscht.cz) and arrange a meeting.

If you have forgotten your password, you need to request a password change in the Computing Center (Xerox) or at the Technical Support of the Computing Center (B18), where you have to come in person. To prove your identity, you must present a school card or other identity card with your photo and date of birth. Change in another way, for example, by telephone, is not possible due to potential misuse by a third party.

Updated: 28.6.2021 15:45, Author: Antonín Mareš

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