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How To Recover Student Portal Password on the AIMS System

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By Arthur Moses Opio

"Treat your password like a toothbrush. Don't let any body use it and get a new one every six months" - Clifford Stoll

With the fast paced world, it is so easy to forget one or two things.

Forgetting where you put an important document you need to work on or even forgetting where you put some money is part and parcel of lives.

Just like after a semester break, if you haven't had access to your portal say in a week or two or even three, forgetting a password is very normal. The AIMS system is built in such a secure way that it enables you as student to still be able to recover your password without any worry.

The system has a two factor authentication element that helps to verify that the person changing the password is indeed the right one.

Password management is an important act that every individual needs to take keen interest on. You can not just write your password on a sticky note, it is like telling a thief, the key to the door is just below the mat. You can not share your password with anyone, Clifford Stoll says, that it is like a toothbrush. You can not trust your password with your best friend or anyone close to you.

The AIMS system has a policy that enforces expiry of passwords and all these measures are to harden the security of the system and of your individual account.

The guidelines attached are simple, clear and precise.