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eID password change starts Jan. 1; new feature allows password recovery via text message

Long-term use of the same password is a known security risk, which is why K-State requires all K-State eID passwords to be changed every spring and fall semester.  For the Spring 2013 semester, Jan. 1-Feb. 13 is the timeframe for changing K-State eID passwords. This mandatory password change applies to both individual eIDs and group eIDs.

  • To change your password:  Use the connect.k-state.edu webpage to sign in with your eID and current password.  Click “Change your eID password” and follow the steps.
  • Forgot your password? Call the IT Help Desk at 785-532-7722 (800-865-6143 toll-free) and verify your identity. Staff can set a temporary password for you to sign in.
screenshot of eProfile page to request password reset via text message
Text-message verification is now an option to request a password reset.

As shown above, a new feature this semester allows K-Staters to request a text-message verification to reset their eID password if they forget it or miss the deadline.   Continue reading “eID password change starts Jan. 1; new feature allows password recovery via text message”

Today is Sept. 12 deadline for changing your K-State eID password

Today (Wednesday, Sept. 12) is the fall-semester deadline for changing passwords on all K-State eIDs. This mandatory password change applies to both individual eIDs and group eIDs.

To change your password:  Go to 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.  Continue reading “Today is Sept. 12 deadline for changing your K-State eID password”

Password-change reminder emailed to K-Staters with unchanged passwords

An email reminder was sent Thursday, Aug. 30, to K-Staters who haven’t yet changed their eID password for the fall semester. The Sept. 12 deadline is less than two weeks away.

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Update wireless access on a Mac after eID password change

There have been several reports of Apple Macs having issues reconnecting to the KSU Wireless and KSU Housing networks after a user changes their eID password. The best way to resolve this issue is to select KSU Guest from the network list and run through the XpressConnect process again. This will reconnect them to either KSU Wireless or KSU Housing depending on their specific needs.

For more information and to go through the XpressConnect process, visit the wireless access page at wireless.k-state.edu. For further assistance or questions, contact the IT Help Desk at 785-532-7722.

eID password deadline is Sept. 12 for Fall 2012

Aug. 1-Sept. 12 is the timeframe for changing K-State eID passwords for the Fall 2012 semester. This mandatory password change occurs each fall and spring, and applies to both individual eIDs and group eIDs.

  • 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 at 785-532-7722 (800-865-6143 toll-free) and verify your identity. Staff can set a temporary password for you to sign in.

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Spring eID password-change period open until Feb. 8

The spring 2012 semester eID password-change period is open until Feb. 8. This mandatory password change occurs every fall and spring and applies to all eIDs, including individual and group eIDs.

To change your password go to eid.k-state.edu, sign in with your eID and current password, then click “Change your eID password” and follow the steps.

Once you have changed your password, immediately update the password settings with your new password in all your computers, devices, and applications, or else risk getting locked out of K-State wireless or email. This includes:

  • KSU Wireless and/or KSU Housing wireless connections (using XpressConnect)
  • Your local email and calendar client such as Outlook, MacMail and iCal, Pegasus, or Gmail
  • Your mobile device(s) such as your cellphone or tablet

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 sent to K-Staters with unchanged passwords prior to the password change deadline. After Feb. 8, those with unchanged passwords will lose access to K-State webmail, iSIS, K-State Online, limited-free printing, university computer labs and other resources.

For more password details, including how to choose a good one, read the “frequently asked questions about eID passwords.”

 

eID password deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 9 (spring 2011)

Wednesday, Feb. 9, is the last day for all K-Staters to change the passwords on their K-State eIDs for the spring semester. This mandatory password change occurs each fall and spring, and applies to both individual eIDs and group eIDs. After Feb. 9, unchanged passwords will lose access to K-State e-mail, iSIS, K-State Online, the university computing labs, and other IT services.

Last year’s updated password requirements make it easier to select a password by allowing:

  • A phrase with several words and spaces
  • Up to 30 characters (7 minimum)

Remember that K-State will NEVER ask for your password via e-mail. Any e-mail that does so is a scam and should be deleted immediately.

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eID password deadline is Feb. 9 (next week)

The spring 2011 deadline for changing passwords on K-State eIDs is Wednesday, Feb. 9. This mandatory password change each fall and spring applies to individual eIDs and group eIDs.

Be aware that passwords can now be longer — up to 30 characters — and can include blank spaces. All other criteria remain the same. The Password FAQs list the complete password criteria, plus tips on choosing a good password.

  1. To change your password, sign in on the eid.k-state.edu website, click “Change your eID password”, and follow the steps.
  2. Continue reading “eID password deadline is Feb. 9 (next week)”

eID registration simplified; new help site available

New K-State students, employees, and others should now have an easier time registering for a K-State eID through eProfile. The registration process has been streamlined and has several advantages:

  • Fewer steps to complete
  • When choosing an eID, the person can pick from several options based on their name or enter their own cpassword checkerustom eID.
  • Passwords are checked against K-State security requirements as they are typed. A red “X” is displayed until the password meets security requirements; then a green “OK” is displayed. Continue reading “eID registration simplified; new help site available”