From time to time passwords need to be changed. Here’s how to do it at Intervac:
Can You Login? Yes?
- Login to your intervac account and from the member home page, click on the navigation link Emails and logins.
- Scroll down that page to the section titled “Password”.
- Click the Edit button.
Can You Login? No?
In this case, the best way to do it yourself is to use the forgotten password link on our login page. That will take you to a page where you can enter your email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password.
Your other option is to contact your national representative and they can change your password for you.
Secure Passwords You Can Remember?
A good way to generate strong passwords you can remember is to use phrases. To do this you take letters and numbers from a sentence or a phrase which is sensible to you in the context. You want an example? Ok, let’s make a password for my Intervac account.
Just start with a memory…
Let’s say that I joined Intervac in 1999 and my first exchange was with John and Mattie in Dallas, Texas. They had a lovely home and a black lab named Sparkle. One evening after a Willie Nelson concert I pulled into the driveway and a ghostly white dog-face appeared in my headlights as the smell of skunk filled the car. I don’t know which was harder, getting all the white paint or the stink off Sparkle. According to John, Sparkle took the secret of what happened that night to his grave with him.
Out of that little memory, I could generate the following phrases which would give me some pretty random passwords that I wouldn’t have any trouble at all remembering.
|Sentence / Phrase||Password|
|5 days in Dallas and Sparkle stunk of skunk||5diD&Ssos|
|stinky Sparkle the Ghost Dog glowed in the dark||sStGDgitd|
|First exchange / Dallas 99 – John Mattie and Sparkle||1e/D99-JM&S|
Of course, if that’s too much trouble you can always go to a password generator and a safe.