The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Corporate password policies suck, but then again, you knew that already

Monday's expired account was The Corporation work email account. Today's expired account was The Corprate Overlord Corporation email account, which we only use to request vacation time.

The Corporation email account obstensibly expires after 90 days (but not really), while The Corporate Overload Corporation email account has a different expiration cycle of either 45 days or 50 days (but probably not really; Bob of Technical Support really didn't know). And it just so happened that both cycles converged on my vacation this year.

Sigh.

Also, while Bob of Technical Support could reset my password, I would be unable to change it for the next ten days!

Really?

I'm stuck with a temporary password for at least ten days?

Sigh.

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