Accounts and ID Management

Overview

Passwords are used to prove identity for gaining access to protected resources.

Getting Started

To manage your NetID password go to the NetID Password Management page. Single Sign On (SSO) passwords can be managed from the SSO login page.

Help and Support

If you need to change a forgotten NetID password and you have not set up Self-Service Password Reset, contact Help Desk Central (HDC) at 979.845.8300 for assistance. For more information, see Resetting a Forgotten NetID Password.

For more information about NetID passwords, see the Passwords page in the Knowledge Base.

Related Services

Guidelines

Texas A&M sets character and complexity requirements for NetID passwords.

  • If your password is less than 16 characters it will expire after one year.
  • If your password is more than 16 characters it will expire after four years.

NetID Password Requirements

  • Passwords must contain at least eight characters and no more than 128 characters.
  • Passwords must contain at least one uppercase letter and one lowercase letter.
  • Passwords must contain a non-alphabetic character, such as numbers or any special characters on a standard keyboard, including a space.
  • Passwords cannot consist of a single dictionary word, but can contain multiple dictionary words.
  • Passwords cannot contain words connected to Texas A&M culture, including but not limited to aggie, whoop, hullabaloo, bonfire, and reveille.
  • Passwords cannot contain your birthdate, UIN, or NetID.

For more information about NetID passwords, see the Passwords page in the Knowledge Base. An outline of Texas A&M's NetID Password Management policy is also available.

Resources

Self-Service Password Reset

Self-Service Password Reset allows you to reset your NetID password on your own, if you forget it. Simply provide an email address or mobile phone number in advance. Then, if you forget your password, a temporary, one-time-use password is sent to you to log in and reset your password. If this feature is not set up in advance, you must contact Help Desk Central to reset a forgotten password.

To learn how to set up this service, visit the Setting Up Self-Service Password Reset page in the Knowledge Base.

To read more about the service, see the Self-Service Password Reset FAQ page in the Knowledge Base.

Assisted Password Reset

If you need to change a forgotten NetID password and you have not set up Self-Service Password Reset, contact Help Desk Central at 979.845.8300 for assistance.

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