You may elect to use the same password for all seminary systems. This reduces confusion about what password to use for what system. Using the same password for all seminary systems does add a risk: If someone gets your password, they have access to all of your seminary system accounts. The 15 character password requirement reduces this risk by making it extremely difficult for anyone to guess or calculate your password. As long as you keep access to your password private, then there should be little risk of someone accessing all your seminary accounts.
You may elect to use different passwords for the different seminary systems. This makes it more difficult to remember which password to use for which system. It does eliminate the possibility of someone getting your password and then having access to all of your seminary system accounts.
If someone does gain access to your seminary system accounts, what do they gain?
- Google Apps – access to your email, contacts, calendar
- Website – course schedule, grades, billing statement, profile information (including address and other contact information). Does not include SSN or credit card information.
- Novell – files stored on the network, ability to print using your print quota
- ANGEL – discussion and drop box content
Given the minimal security risk using the 15 character password versus the confusion and time lost using different passwords for the different systems, we recommend using the same password for all seminary systems.