NetID Center, How do I change my NetID Password?

If you want to change your password, cannot remember your password, or had your password scrambled by Security there are three options that are available to you when you visit the password manager. Please remember that as soon as you change your password that you will need to also change any saved passwords on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

In order to perform the steps below, you will need to visit the NetID Center.

If you'd like to watch a video on how to reset your password or recovery options, please see: Password Reset Video

If you recently reset your password and are experiencing account lockouts, please see Active Directory, Account Locked after password reset.

PLEASE NOTE: If you recently reset your password and you are still receiving an expired password error on some websites, please clear your browser cache and cookies, and try again. Clearing Browser Cache and Cookies

If you remember your current password

  1. Select "Log in" and sign in with your NetID and current password. 

  2. You will then reach the NetID Center main page. Select "Change Password" to continue. 

  3. On the following screen, you will be asked to review your recovery options. If you do not have at least 1 form of recovery option, you will need to set one up. 

  4. Finally, you will need to set your new password. Please be aware of the rules, which are listed here. Please note that the final two rules are checked upon submission, so if the application says a rule is not met after you click "Set password" it is likely one of those. 

If you have forgotten your current password and have set up recovery options

  1. Select "I forgot my password"
    Forgot password
  2. Follow the onscreen prompts to use one of the three recovery options you have set up: Non-University email address, text, or phone callback.

  3. You will be sent a code to the method chosen in step 3. This code will be valid for 10 minutes and will be used to verify your identity and allow you to reset your password.

If you have forgotten your current password and have opted out of recovery options

  1. You will need to stop into the Technology Services Help Desk with your i-card.

    The Technology Services Help Desk is located at:
    1211 Digital Computer Lab
    1304 W. Springfield Ave, Urbana, IL

  2. A staff member will assist you with resetting your password.

    The Help Desk is currently closed to walk-ins during the Covid-19 crisis. If you need to reset your password and have no recovery options, please call the Help Desk at 217-244-7000.

Keywords:Reset NetID Password, password reset, change password, forgot   Doc ID:49273
Owner:ID M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-03-19 15:32 CDTUpdated:2021-09-23 18:08 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois - College of ACES, University of Illinois Technology Services
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