EOU Mountie Pass System
What is Mountie Pass?
Your Mountie Pass username and password are your keys to EOU services like EOU email, Webster, the Canvas LMS, and (soon) on-campus secure wireless. Your Mountie Pass credentials consist of a username and password.
What is my Mountie Pass username?
Some services ask for a ‘username’, which is the part of your email address before the ‘@’ symbol. Others ask for your entire email address. Please keep this in mind when filling out login forms.
What is my default password?
The default Mountie-Pass password is your capital first initial followed by your lowercase last initial and birthday in the format: yy/mm/dd. For example: If your name is Monty Mountaineer and your birthday is June 21, 1994 your password will look like: Mm94/06/21. The forward slashes are included! It’s recommended you change your Mountie-Pass password to something other than the default by using the reset website: support.eou.edu.
How do I change my Mountie Pass password?
Passwords are an important aspect of computer security. A poorly chosen password may result in unauthorized access and/or exploitation of Eastern Oregon University’s resources. All users, including contractors and vendors with access to EOU systems, are responsible for taking the appropriate steps, as outlined below, to select and secure their passwords.
EOU IT recommends passwords have the following characteristics:
- The password contains less than twenty characters
- The password is a word found in a dictionary (English or foreign)
- The password is a common usage word such as:
- Names of family, pets, friends, co-workers, fantasy characters, etc.
- Computer terms and names, commands, sites, companies, hardware, software.
- The words “EOU”, “sanjose”, “sanfran” or any derivation.
- Birthdays and other personal information such as addresses and phone numbers.
- Word or number patterns like aaabbb, qwerty, zyxwvuts, 123321, etc.
- Any of the above spelled backwards.
- Any of the above preceded or followed by a digit (e.g., secret1, 1secret)
Try to create passwords that can be easily remembered. One way to do this is create a password based on a song title, affirmation, or other phrase. For example, the phrase might be: “This May Be One Way To Remember” and the password could be: “TmB1w2R!” or “Tmb1W>r~” or some other variation.
(NOTE: Do not use either of these examples as passwords!)
Password Protection Standards
- Always use different passwords for EOU accounts from other non-EOU access (e.g., personal ISP account, option trading, benefits, etc.).
- Always use different passwords for various EOU access needs whenever possible. For example, select one password for systems that use directory services (i.e. Banner, Active Directory, etc.) for authentication and another for locally authenticated access.
- Do not share EOU passwords with anyone, including administrative assistants or secretaries. All passwords are to be treated as sensitive, confidential EOU information.
- Passwords should never be written down or stored on-line without encryption.
- Do not reveal a password in email, chat, or other electronic communication.
- Do not speak about a password in front of others.
- Do not hint at the format of a password (e.g., “my family name”)
- Do not reveal a password on questionnaires or security forms
- If someone demands a password, refer them to this document and direct them to the Information Security Department.
- Always decline the use of the “Remember Password” feature of applications (e.g., EOU Google Apps).
If an account or password compromise is suspected, report the incident to the EOU IT Department.
For more information, contact the EOU IT Help Desk at (541) 962-3111 or submit a Technology Ticket.