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Change Your IT Account Password

Need to change your IT Account password? Use SPIRE to change your password for all your IT accounts.

Note: If you are an Exchange Email and Calendar user and are in the CAMPUS Domain, changing your password in SPIRE will also change your IT Active Directory/Exchange account password.

How to change your IT Account password

Changing your IT Account password applies to everything you log on to using your NetID, including SPIRE, Campus Email, UDrive, Moodle, etc.

  1. Log on to SPIRE with your NetID and password.
  2. In the SPIRE Menu, select Main Menu > OIT Accounts > My OIT Accounts.
    SPIRE Menu

    • Next, select your Account Name. The My OIT Accounts - Account Detail page will open.
    • On the My OIT Accounts - Account Detail page, click Change Password.
    • Make sure your new password conforms to the IT Account password rules displayed on the page. Click the IT Account Password rules link for more detailed information.

    • In the New Password field, enter your new password.
    • In the Confirm new password field, enter your new password again.
    • In the New password reminder: (optional) field, enter a hint to your new password. Use this if you want the option of access to a password reminder if you forget your password.
    • Click Change OIT Password. A Saved message confirms the password change.
    • Click OK.
    • Repeat these steps for any other IT Accounts that you may have.
    Note: If you find any errors in your name, NetID, or SPIRE ID information on the Change My IT Password & Reminder page, report them via an Online Help Request.

Strong password tips

Weak passwords make your computer vulnerable to various types of attacks. Password-guessing software is sophisticated and can break passwords by means of "dictionary attacks," trying every possible combination of characters. It is critical that you:

  • Never write down your passwords and keep them with your computer. Often people store their passwords on a post-it note next to their monitor or stuck on their laptop. This gives others an easy way to gain access to your computer. If you need to write down your passwords (or preferably just hints to the actual passwords), keep them in a secure location, such as a locked drawer.
  • Change your passwords periodically. Remember to change important passwords every 90 days or at least every semester. This will make your passwords less vulnerable to "dictionary attacks."
  • Always say 'No' to software prompts asking to "remember" the password for you. Some browsers and other types of software offer to save your passwords. Get in the habit of always saying ‘No.’