This document describes account and password expiration policies. Every user is required to change their password on a regular basis in order to maintain a secure system. You can change your password on the HPC-website: www.hpc.fsu.edu/password.
All HPC users must change their password at least once every 180 days. Failure to change your password within 180 days will result in an email warning sent to your HPC registered email account. Failure to change your password within 20 days after the initial email warning will result in your account being locked. Your account will remain locked until you contact hpc support staff to request that the lock be removed from your account. Accounts will be unlocked with in 24 business hours from the time that the request is received. Locked accounts and all data contained by an account will be permanently removed from the HPC system if no request to unlock the account is made within 180 days from the first email warning. After your account is removed from HPC you must reapply for an account to gain access to the HPC facility.
A summary timeline for password and account expiration on HPC:
FSU faculty and HPC owners are required to have an active HPC account to sponsor users on the FSU shared HPC system. As describe above, a sponsored account will be locked if the sponsor fails to change his password within 200 days of the last password change. If a sponsored account is locked, the accounts under this sponsor will be affected in the following way.
You may switch sponsors at any time to prevent deletion of your account.
Before a sponsored account is created the selected sponsor is sent an email with instructions to verify the request. Account requests are voided after 30 days if a sponsor fails to verify the account request.