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December 23, 2011

Next eID password change time frame runs Jan. 1-Feb. 8, 2012

Submitted by Betsy Edwards

Jan. 1-Feb. 8, 2012, is the time frame for changing K-State eID passwords for the spring 2012 semester. This mandatory password change occurs each fall and spring, and applies to both individual eIDs and group eIDs.

K-State will never send email to ask for your eID password. Any such email 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 at 785-532-7722 (800-865-6143 toll-free) and verify your identity. Staff can set a temporary password for you to sign in.

Time-saver tip BEFORE you forget your password: Set up an alternate email address and a security question-and-answer on your eProfile.  If you forget your eID password, you can easily recover.

  1. Go to the eProfile password reset website and enter your eID.
  2. Then sign in to your alternate email account, and find the automated email from K-State that contains a password-reset link.
  3. Click the password reset link and answer your security question. Then you can reset your eID password all on your own.

Prior to the password deadline, K-State sends email reminders to K-Staters with unchanged passwords. After Feb. 8, 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.

Why are periodic password changes required?  Because long-term use of the same password is a major security risk. For more password details, including how to choose a good one, read the Frequently asked questions about eID passwords.