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AccountID / Z-ID & Password

Change your initial password to a permanent password

Your Initial Password is Temporary

Your initial password is your date of birth in YYYYMmmDD format.

  • Mmm is the first 3 letters of the Month
    • January = "Jan", February = "Feb", etc.
  • Example: January 1, 1993 = 1993Jan01

Your initial password gives you only 3 grace login sessions, so the first thing you need to do is create a permanent password.

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Student passwords expire every 365 days.
Faculty/staff passwords expire every 130 days. Note: starting 7/22/2014, faculty/staff passwords will expire every 365 days.