Reset Your Password

Resetting your Shared Secret Password

TDSB Wi-Fi - Forgetting Networks on Your Personal Device (BYOD)

When you change your network password, you will also need to update the password on any BYOD devices that you have connected to TDSB-WIFI.  This is done via the “forget network" functionality on your device.

 

TDSB Passwords - Do's & Don'ts - Creating a Secure Password

As the use of passwords has become more and more common in our everyday life, so do the hackers who want to break into computer accounts. When choosing a password, the objective is to make it as difficult as possible for a hacker to access. Hackers have sophisticated tools that can quickly check known words. The TDSB has “industry standard” security measures in place to discourage hackers and by following the list of Do’s and Don’ts below you can make it difficult for anyone to decipher your password.

TDSB PASSWORD POLICIES:

DOs:
 
  • Do use a password with mixed-case alphabetic characters.
  • Do use a password with non-alphabetic characters, e.g. @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) < > ?
  • Do use a password that is easy to remember, so you don't have to write it down.
  • Do use a password that you can type quickly, without having to look at the keyboard. This makes it harder for someone to steal your password by watching over your shoulder.
  • Do maintain a record of previous passwords to prevent their reuse.
  • Do ensure that all devices using the password are updated 
DON’Ts:
 
  • Don't use your login name in any form (as-is, reversed, capitalized, doubled, etc.).
  • Don't use your first or last name in any form.
  • Don’t use “weak” passwords such as; 12345678, abcdefgh, or a password consisting of all the same letter.
  • Don't use your spouse or child's name.
  • Don't use other information easily obtained about you. This includes license plate numbers, telephone numbers, Social Insurance numbers, the brand of your automobile, your street address, etc.
  • Don't use a password of all digits.
  • Don't use a word contained in any dictionary (English or foreign language), spelling lists, or other lists of words, even if they are spelled backwards.
  • Don't use a password shorter than six characters. (your TDSB network password cannot be shorter than 8 characters)
  • Don’t reuse or recycle old passwords.

 
TIPS FOR CREATING A SECURE PASSWORD:
 
  • Creating a secure and unique password is easier than you may think. The idea is to create a password that is easy to remember (as you do not want to write it down or have it available for anyone to access) using a combination of letters, numbers, and characters.
  • Create a password that has two words that are familiar to you, abbreviate them, mix the case of some of the letters and add an extra character.
For example:
    • "Rolling Stones", can be "RolStone", then add the character # to create Rol#Stone
    • "Ford Escort" can be Ford>Esco.
  • Create a password by condensing an easily remembered phrase or song title and add or replace letters with characters or numbers for additional security.
For example:
    • “Payday from work comes every other Thursday” plus an extra character can be pfwceot&.
    • “The hills are alive with the sound of music” and replacing the letter “a” with “@” and the letter “o” with the number “0” would be th@@wts0m.


Your password is personal and should never be shared with anyone.