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Password Messages

Using Password Rules Management, you define password reset, complexity, expiration, reuse, and lockout rules based on your district's needs. Once configured, user may encounter the following messages:

Occurs

Message

Action

Sign In

Your password was set by the system administrator. Please change your password.

User to reset their password.

Refer them to appropriate Reset Your Password procedure.

Sign In

Your password has expired. Please create a new password.

User to reset their password.

Refer them to appropriate Reset Your Password procedure.

Sign In

The number of sign in attempts for this account has been exceeded. Contact your school directly for assistance.

User to contact you to unlock their account. See Unlock an Account.

Reset Password
Change Password

Current password is not correct.

User to re-enter password accordingly.

Reset Password
Change Password

New password must be at least [number] characters long.

User to re-enter password accordingly.

Reset Password
Change Password

New password must contain at least one uppercase and one lowercase letter.

User to re-enter password accordingly.

Reset Password
Change Password

New password must contain at least one letter and one number.

User to re-enter password accordingly.

Reset Password
Change Password

New password must contain at least one special character.

User to re-enter password accordingly.

Reset Password
Change Password

The verification password you enter must match the new password.

User to re-enter password accordingly.

Reset Password
Change Password

The password entered was previously used. Please enter a new password.

User to re-enter password accordingly.

Report of Sign-In Attempts

Using the Invalid Sign In Attempts Report, you can monitor sign-in attempts to ensure system security.

  1. On the start page, choose System under Setup in the main menu. 
  2. Under Security, click Report of Sign-In Attempts
  3. Use the following table to enter information in the fields:

    Field

    Description

    Start Date

    To search for invalid sign-in attempts for a specified date range, enter the start date using the format mm/dd/yyyy. Otherwise, leave the field blank.

    Note: If you only enter a start date, the system searches from that date to today’s date.

    End Date

    To search for invalid sign-in attempts for a specified date range, enter the end date using the format mm/dd/yyyy. Otherwise, leave the field blank.

    Source IP Address

    To search for invalid sign-in attempts using a specific IP address, enter the IP address in the field. Otherwise, leave the field blank.

    User Type

    To search for invalid sign in attempts by a specific portal, choose the appropriate portal from the pop-up menu:

    • Parent
    • PowerSchool Administrator
    • PowerTeacher Administrator
    • Student
    • System Management Console Administrator
    • Teacher

    Otherwise, leave the default setting of All Users selected.

    Username

    To search for invalid sign-in attempts based on specific user, enter the user’s username in the field. Otherwise, leave the field blank.

    Login ResultTo search for sign-in attempts based on result, select the appropriate option. Otherwise, leave the default setting of All.

    Minimum Invalid Attempts

    To search for invalid sign-in attempts based on a minimum number of sequential attempts, enter a number in the field. Otherwise, leave the field blank.

    Failure Type

    To search for sign-in attempts based on validity, select the appropriate option. Otherwise, leave the default setting of All.

  4. Click the Search icon. The following search results display based on the criteria you entered:
  5. User Name – Click to view user account details. If the account is locked, you can unlock the account by clicking the Unlock button.
    • Valid User
    • User Type
    • Source IP Address
    • Attempt Date
    • Attempt Time
    Note: Click the name of a column to sort by that column in ascending order. Click again to sort in descending order. If many results appear, use the quick navigation links such as << first and next > to navigate between the different pages of results.

Locked Accounts

Using the Locked Accounts Report, you can monitor locked accounts to ensure system security. A user account may be locked automatically if Account Lockout Rules is enabled and the user has exceeded the number of sign-in attempts allowed. For more information, see Password Rules Configuration. Accounts only appear on this page if they have been automatically locked.

View Locked Accounts

  1. On the start page, choose System under Setup in the main menu. 
  2. Under Security, click Locked Accounts.
  3. Click the appropriate portal from the pop-up menu:
    • All
    • Admins
    • Teachers
    • Parents
    • Students
  4. The following information appears for each locked account:

    Field

    Description

    Username

    The last name, first name, and username of the user that is locked out. Click to access the Security Settings page.

    Account Type

    Indicates the portal for which the user has an account.

    Lock Details

    The date, time, and reason the user is locked out of account.

Unlock an Account

Use this procedure to unlock a user’s account whereby allowing them access to the PowerSchool SIS Admin portal, the PowerSchool SIS Teacher portal, or the PowerSchool SIS Student and Parent portal.

  1. On the start page, choose System under Setup in the main menu. 
  2. Under Security, click Locked Accounts
  3. Click the appropriate portal from the pop-up menu:
    • All
    • Admins
    • Teachers
    • Parents
    • Students
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Click Unlock next to each account you want to unlock.
    • Click Unlock All [Name of Selected Portal] Accounts to unlock all locked accounts for the selected portal.
  5. Click Submit.
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