Every account that Information Technology and Services (ITS) issues is comprised of a NetID and a password. Passwords are intended to help prevent unauthorized access to your account and may not be shared. To keep the account secure from unauthorized access, the account owner must keep the password secret, change the password often, and report to ITS if anyone is using the account without permission.
For more information about policies governing the use of computer accounts at Syracuse University, please refer to the Computing and Electronic Communications Policy.
Changing/Resetting ITS Passwords
Use the online account system to change your NetID password. To change your password, you will need your NetID username and your current NetID password.
If you forget your NetID password, you may use the online account system to reset it. In order to reset your password, you will need your NetID username, challenge question, and challege question response.
Because passwords are encrypted, it is not possible to look up a password. You can only reset it.
Developing Strong Passwords
Passwords are like passports or blank checks: if lost or stolen they give hackers a world of opportunity to access your personal, financial and work information. Make strong passwords for your accounts to keep your personal information safe.
When creating a new password, keep in mind some of the ways in which your password could be vulnerable. One way is by people simply "guessing" your password based on things they know about you. Another way is through password cracking software.
The following guidelines can help you create passwords that increase the level of difficulty and the time needed for someone to determine your password.
Creating strong passwords
“Let’s stay together”- lt$A2Gtr.
[Gone with the Wind] +  + [Asterisk] + [Amazon]
And the password becomes: GWTW2*az
Do Your Part...Don't Be a Security Risk!
Last Updated: 11/12/13