Sometimes it becomes necessary to change your password and this article provides the steps for making this change. Please note that when you change your password at office.com/signin, the password will sync across the majority of the systems you sign into for Coppell ISD.
To change your password, open a web browser, go to office.com/signin, and follow the instruction in the tutorial below.
1. Go to office.com/signin and enter your CISD email address.
2. Go to office.com/signin and enter your CISD email address.
3. Enter your password, then click Sign in
4. Click the respective button to answer whether you would like your browser to keep you signed into your account.
5. Click the Gear Icon to open Settings.
6. Click Change your password
7. Enter your current password in the Old password field
8. Enter your new password in the Create new password field
9. Re-enter your new password in the Confirm new password field
10. Click Submit
11. That's it. You have successfully changed your password.
Here's an interactive tutorial
Note: If you are not connected to the CISD network when you change your CISD password your login information will not sync to your Mac until the next time you connect to the CISD network. Until then, you will need to continue to use the password you were using before you changed it.
Tips for Creating a Unique Password (That’s Also Strong)
The secret to creating a hard-to-crack password that’s unique and easy to remember is to focus on making it memorable and making it hard to guess. Seems simple enough, right? By learning a few simple skills, you can easily create a strong and memorable password with minimal effort.
- Make it long. This is the most critical factor. Choose nothing shorter than 15 characters, more if possible.
- Use a mix of characters. The more you mix up letters (upper-case and lower-case), numbers, and symbols, the more potent your password is, and the harder it is for a brute force attack to crack it.
- Make it a passphrase. Some of the easiest-to-remember passwords aren’t words at all but collections of words that form a phrase or sentence or helps to create a mental picture. Perhaps the opening sentence to your favorite novel, or the opening line to a good joke. The idea is to create something that is easily memorable for you.
- Don’t use easily guessed passwords. “password” and “iloveyou” are commonly used, and easily guessed. Avoid using district specific words like Coppell, or the name or mascot of your school.
- Avoid common substitutions. Password crackers are hip to the usual substitutions. Whether you use DOORBELL or D00R8377, the brute force attacker will crack it with equal ease. These days, random character placement is much more effective than common leetspeak* substitutions. (*leetspeak definition: an informal language or code used on the Internet, in which standard letters are often replaced by numerals or special characters.)
- Don’t use memorable keyboard paths. Much like the advice above not to use sequential letters and numbers, do not use sequential keyboard paths either (like qwerty and 12345678). These are among the first to be guessed.
- Don't reuse passwords. Make sure the password you use for your CISD account is not being used for any of your other accounts.
How does my password get hacked?
Cybercriminals have several password-hacking tactics at their disposal, but the easiest one is simply to buy your passwords off the dark web. There’s big money in the buying and selling of login credentials and passwords on the black market, and if you’ve been using the same password for many years, chances are it’s been compromised. The most common way these passwords end up on the dark web is through phishing attempts where you may have entered your credentials into a website falsely claiming to be a login portal to a service that you use.