At IU, how do I change my Network ID passphrase?
Important: If you have not changed your passphrase in two years, IU requires that you do so. If you do not, your passphrase will expire and you will be unable to log into most IU services. See Why is my IU passphrase expiring?
Important: Use these directions if you know your Indiana University Network ID passphrase, and want to change it. If you have forgotten your passphrase, do not use the directions below; instead, see At IU, if I have forgotten my Network ID passphrase, how can I reset it?
To avoid problems, log out of any services you are using before changing your passphrase, and then log in again with your new passphrase; see What precautions should I take when changing my passphrase?
- Close all applications other than your Internet browser, and go to the Passphrase Maintenance page at: https://passphrase.iu.edu/
- In the first field, enter your Network ID username; if you want
to change the passphrase for a group or departmental account, enter
the username of that account instead.
In the next field, enter your current Network ID passphrase, or the passphrase for the group account.
- In the last two fields, enter the new passphrase. For
information on selecting a valid and secure passphrase, see Passwords and passphrases.
Note: When you change your Network ID passphrase, it may take up to 20 minutes for all systems to recognize the new passphrase. UITS recommends waiting 20 minutes before logging into IU systems, such as IU Webmail, Account Management Service, and OneStart.
Information regarding group accounts
Note: All group or departmental accounts must have a sponsor who is an active faculty or staff member (as reported by HRMS). If the sponsor leaves the university or through change of HR status becomes ineligible to sponsor an account, the sponsored account(s) will be removed. To ensure the continuity of your group accounts, see How do I transfer ownership of a group or departmental account? or My group or departmental account doesn't have a sponsor; what should I do?
The account sponsor, or owner, is the only person authorized to change the group account passphrase, even if there are other people who regularly log into and use the account. If you are not the account owner and want to change the passphrase on a group account, contact your campus Support Center. Note that you will need to provide official authorization from the account owner or department chair to proceed; the Support Center will provide guidance on the specific steps for your campus and organization.
Last modified on August 29, 2012.