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eID password-change timeframe is Aug. 1-Sept. 14

Aug. 1-Sept. 14 is the timeframe for changing K-State eID passwords for the Fall 2011 semester. This mandatory password change occurs each fall and spring, and applies to both individual eIDs and group eIDs.

Note that K-State will never ask for your eID password via email. Any message that asks for your password is a phishing scam and should be deleted immediately.

  • To change your password:  Use the Sign in to K-State webpage, sign in with your eID and current password, then click “Change your eID password” 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 to sign in.

Email reminders are typically sent to K-Staters with unchanged passwords prior to the password deadline. After Sept. 14, those with unchanged passwords will lose access to K-State webmail, the iSIS student information system, K-State Online, free laser printing, university computing labs, and other resources.

Every K-State eID password must be changed, as 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 Frequently asked questions about eID passwords.

About Betsy Edwards

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