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Password-change timeframe starts Aug. 1

Aug. 1-Sept. 8 is the timeframe for all K-Staters to change their K-State eID passwords for the fall semester. This mandatory password change occurs each fall and spring, and applies to both individual eIDs and group eIDs. After Sept. 8, those with unchanged passwords will lose access to K-State webmail, iSIS, K-State Online, free laser printing, university computing labs and InfoCommons computers, and more.

An e-mail reminder is typically sent to K-Staters with unchanged passwords prior to the password deadline. But K-State will never ask for your eID password via e-mail. Any message that asks for your password is a phishing scam and should be deleted immediately.

  • To change your password, sign in on the eid.k-state.edu website. Click “Change your eID password or password-reset options” and follow the steps.
  • Forgot your password? Call the IT Help Desk, 785-532-7722, and verify your identity. Staff can set a temporary password for you so you can sign in.

Every K-State password must be changed — and cannot be re-used within a two-year period. Long-term use of the same password is a known risk factor. For more password details, including how to choose a good one, read the Password FAQs.

About Betsy Edwards

• Web/information specialist in Information Technology Services • Editor/writer, K-State IT communications • IT News blog moderator • ETDR specialist