Employee AccountID & Password - NIU - Information Technology Services



AccountID / Z-ID & Password

Your Employee AccountID & Password


You are assigned an AccountID when you are hired. It is permanent.

Look up your AccountID in the Directory - your email address starts with your AccountID.  

Your initial password

You are given an initial password based on your birthdate in YYYYMmmDD format. It allows only 3 logins.

  • Mmm is the first 3 characters of the Month.
  • Example: January 1, 1993 = 1993Jan01

Change your initial password before it expires at password.niu.edu.
Your password expires every 365 days.

Change your password

You can change your password any time at password.niu.edu.

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