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NetID - Changing a Password

This document provides a step-by-step walkthrough of changing your NetID password. If you do not know your current NetID password and need to recover it please see: NetID - Resetting a Forgotten Password

It is strongly recommended that:

  • passwords are changed twice per year (e.g., when clocks are adjusted in the spring and fall)
  • each password chosen is new and different

To change your current NetID password:

  1. Navigate to and login with your current NetID and password.


  2. Scroll down the page until you reach the section labeled CHANGE YOUR NETID PASSWORD


  3. Enter your new password making sure to follow the password requirements listed above.

  4. Re-enter your password on the next line to confirm.

  5. Scroll down to the section labeled SET RECOVERY QUESTIONS

  6. It is highly recommended that you configure your recovery questions. In the event that you forget your NetID password these questions can be used to recover your account.


  7. Once you have entered your new password and set your recovery questions press button labeled Set Password and/or Recovery Questions.

  8. Please remember that following this change you will need to update any saved passwords on your mobile devices, E-mail clients, and other places that can store your NetID information.

For more information on UW-Madison's Password Standards see:

See Also:

Keywords:netid password reset forgot forget forgotten lost change wiscmail utility changing   Doc ID:20589
Owner:Charles C.Group:Access Management Services
Created:2011-10-11 11:59 CSTUpdated:2015-10-11 23:06 CST
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