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    Exclamation Security Update: Password Expiry Dates


    Hello,

    Like the announcement says, we're starting a mandatory password refresh policy. Periodically, all registered members will be asked to change their passwords. You'll have to use a new one each time. As for the frequency of refreshes, we've tried to combine security with convenience.

    If you've never updated your password before on Dev Shed, you'll probably be asked to do so the next time you log in. After logging in, it will take you to a screen that says "You have not changed your password in X days. Please click here to change your password," or something like that. The words 'click here' will be a hyperlink to your user control panel - specifically, the part of it where you can change your password or email.

    If you try to navigate away from that page, it will show you the warning again and provide a link back to your control panel.

    If you have any questions, feel free to post below or email me at markr@imninjas.com.

    Thanks!
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    Can tell it works. You are are also allowed to use the existing password as the new one.
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    Originally Posted by r937
    Beat you, mine was 3400 days!

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    Originally Posted by MrFujin
    Can tell it works. You are are also allowed to use the existing password as the new one.
    Yep, that's what I did
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    Originally Posted by MrFujin
    Can tell it works. You are are also allowed to use the existing password as the new one.
    I think that may be because we've just implemented the system. So this first password that you put in should be the first one it recognizes in the future as "already used."

    Though I will be curious if it actually does ask for a new password after the next request. I hope it does, otherwise there's not much point to it other than peace of mind
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    And just been prompted for a password change, that's 180 days
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    Originally Posted by SimonJM
    And just been prompted for a password change, that's 180 days
    And this time you can't use the same password again.

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