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Instructions for Changing your Campus Password

This document provides instructions for Changing your Password

Campus passwords or pass phrases must be at least ten characters in length and may be up to 127 characters. They may include any of the following special characters, which includes spaces. (~`!@#$%^&*()+=_-{}[]\|:;”’/?<>,.) Please avoid using a space as the last character in your password since these passwords do not work in D2L or Housing's RMS system.

Passwords are case sensitive, meaning that lowercase and uppercase letters are different. If your password doesn't seem to be working, please check the "Caps Lock" indicator on your keyboard.

We are strongly recommending the use of pass phrases to increase the security of your password while making it easier to remember.

If your Password Hasn't Expired Yet

To Change your Password on a Campus Windows PC

  • Log into any campus Windows computer.
  • After logging in, hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys, then press the Delete key.
  • Click the Change Password button.
  • Make sure your username and the UWGREENBAY domain are specified.
  • Enter your old password, your new password, and then verify your new password. Click OK to finish.

NOTE: When you change your password, you may get a message that your password will not work with older versions of Windows, such as Windows 95 or Windows 98. This will not be a problem -- just click OK.

To Change your Password on a Campus Macintosh

Special Note to Macintosh Users: Pease follow these instructions in order to keep your Keychain password in sync with your system password. Failure to do this will result in error messages when you launch Safari and other apps.

  • Log into your Macintosh computer.
  • From the Apple menu choose System Preferences.
  • From the System menu choose Accounts.
  • Your username should be highlighted on the left side. Select it if it isn't.
  • Click the Change Password... button
  • Enter your old password, a new password and verify your new password in the three fields.
  • Click the Reset Password button.
  • If a dialog box appears with the message saying "Your Keychain password will be changed to your new account password," click OK.
  • You can now close System Preferences.

Students: To Change your Password OFF Campus

Students wishing to change their password from OFF campus should use the Online Password Reset. You will be asked to provide your 9-digit Campus ID number, the last four digits of your social security number, and your birthdate.

Faculty & Staff: To Change your Password OFF Campus

When off campus, faculty and staff (both Windows and Macintosh users) can use Outlook Web Access or the Online Password Reset service to change their password. Before you can use the online password reset service, you must set up 3-5 security questions.   The online password reset process requires that you specify your 9-digit Campus ID number, your birth date, and the answers to your security questions.

Anyone who is having difficulty changing their password should call the CIT Help Desk at (920) 465-2309 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Help Desk workers will need the following information from you before changing your password: Name, 9-digit Campus ID, last 4 digits of your Social Security number and birthdate.

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Keywords: Instructions for Changing your Campus Password   Doc ID: 22429
Owner: Kevin B.Group: UW Green Bay
Created: 2012-01-26 14:31 CDTUpdated: 2013-11-13 12:33 CDT
Sites: UW Green Bay