Network Password Help - NIU - Information Technology Services

      

   

AccountID / Z-ID & Password

Your Network Password 

NIU network passwords expire every 365 days and are used with your AccountID / Z-ID to access computing and communications resources at NIU.

Your initial password

Your initial password is your birthdate in YYYYMmmDD format. It allows only 5 logins.

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

Change your initial password right away at password.niu.edu
Passwords expire every 365 days.

Change your password

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

Need help?  ITS Helpdesk.

Building a Better Password

Password requirements

  • at least 10 characters
  • contain at least one character from at least three of the following four groups:
    • uppercase letters
    • lowercase letters
    • special characters like :-+,~`!@#$%^&*()=_'"{}[]|\?/:;><.
    • numbers
  • cannot be reused
  • cannot contain your AccountID/Z-ID or full name

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