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Password Management

Easily reset your password or unlock your account:

Set/Reset/Unlock

Edit your *MFA security settings (Security questions, Alternate email, telephone):

Account Settings

*MFA is Multi-Factor Authentication. These settings allow you to reset your password and unlock your account without contacting the helpdesk.

If you have any questions, please email the helpdesk at helpdesk@wvc.edu or call the helpdesk during normal operating hours at (509) 682-6550.

Frequently Asked Questions:
  • Q: Do you prevent users from multiple attempts to reset a password in a short period of time?
  • A: Yes, there are security features built into password reset to protect it from misuse.
    • Users can try only five password reset attempts within a 24 hour period before they're locked out for 24 hours.
    • Users can try to validate a phone number, send a SMS, or validate security questions and answers only five times within an hour before they're locked out for 24 hours.
    • Users can send an email a maximum of 10 times within a 10 minute period before they're locked out for 24 hours.
    • The counters are reset once a user resets their password.
  • Q: How long can the answers to security questions be?
  • A: Answers can be 3 to 40 characters long.
  • Q: Are duplicate answers to security questions rejected?
  • A: Yes, we reject duplicate answers to security questions.
  • Q: Can a user register the same security question more than once?
  • A: No. After a user registers a particular question, they can't register for that question a second time.