One Login – Many Services
Haverford Community members have access to lots of different systems and services – wireless network access; use of public lab computers, Moodle; Bionic; e-mail, calendar and docs using Google Apps for Education; secure file storage and much, much more.
Access to all of these services and more is made possible through your Haverford username and password, also called your Haverford Account. Your account is like a key that gets you access to these systems and the data they store, and for this reason it should be carefully protected. Always follow these rules:
- No one from IITS or any other member of the Haverford community should ever ask you for your password. If someone does, report it immediately to ProDesk@haverford.edu or call 610-896-1480.
- Never use another person’s account and never let another person use your account.
- Use complicated and tough-to-guess passwords. Include capital and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols.
- If you think someone might know your password, change it. Visit https://accounts.haverford.edu.
- if you’ve forgotten your password, visit https://accounts.haverford.edu. When asked to Verify Your Identity, choose the option to use the answers to your secret questions as shown below:
Twice Annual Password Changes – Don’t Be Fooled
Members of the Haverford Community will be asked to change their passwords twice per year. You’ll be reminded (with an e-mail message) to change your password starting 30-days before it expires. See an image of an e-mail like the one you’ll get.
Don’t be fooled. Sometimes you’ll receive fake e-mails in an attempt to lure you to a website designed to steal your password. Avoid this trap by:
- Always change your password using the website at accounts.haverford.edu.
- Familiarize yourself with the e-mails from Haverford and the accounts.haverford.edu website.
The address of the site you’re visiting should match what you see below in the image and will often include a lock symbol to indicate high security, like this:
The accounts.haverford.edu website looks like this (click for a larger view):
If you ever have questions about whether a site or reminder e-mail is authentic, contact the ProDesk.