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January 23, 2024 Mandatory Password Reset

As announced in K-State Today on Jan. 22, all K-State students, faculty and staff will be required to reset their passwords on Jan. 23.

If you previously set an alternate email address or provided a mobile phone number, and you have set your security question and answer in the password reset options section of your eProfile, you can reset your eID password via your alternate email or text message:

Alternate Email
  1. Go to the eProfile password reset website and enter your eID.
  2. Select Get a password reset link at my alternate email address.
  3. An email will be sent to your alternate email address.
  4. From that email, click the password reset link and then answer your password-reset question.
Text Message
  1. Go to the eProfile password reset website and enter your eID.
  2. Select Text message verification code to my phone.
  3. Answer your security question.
  4. Enter the verification code that was sent to your phone.
  5. Reset your eID password.

Additional Options for Assistance

The IT Service Desk is available to support you Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-8 p.m. Salina campus students, faculty and staff can visit the ID Center on the Salina campus for in-person assistance. You will need to provide proof of your identity.

Password Standards

Your password must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 15 to a maximum of 100 characters in length
  • Must be significantly different from previous passwords
  • May contain spaces but cannot start or end with a space
  • Cannot be a single dictionary word
  • Cannot be repetitive or sequential (e.g. 'aaaaaaaaa,''12345abcd')
  • Cannot be your name, username, K-State term, or name of a service
  • Cannot use a previously compromised password

The eID password standards are covered in the K-State Security for Information, Computing, and Network Resources Policy.

What should not be used for passwords:

You should not use any of the following:

  • K-State terms. Virtually everything related to K-State is already in the "DO NOT USE" list, including building names and codes, K-State acronyms, and all kinds of sports jargon. Hackers "mine" K-State webpages for local terms to use in guessing passwords.
  • First or last names of any K-Staters.
  • Personal numbers or codes (age, phone number, postal address, date of birth, driver's license, SSN).
    Those numbers are more public than you think.
  • Any known information about you, such as parts of your eID, name, address, pet names, friends' names, family names, hobbies, or favorites.
  • Obvious number sequences such as "123456" or "654321". Also, obvious number sequences added to your name or eID such as "willie1234".