Change Expiring Password
This tutorial Applies to the following operating system(s):
Windows - Macintosh
Learn how to use your Security Profile to reset your password remotely. Please note that you need to have set up a Security Profile for this process to work. If you need assistance in setting up your Security Profile, view the Security Profile Setup tutorial below:
Log in to the account management page at https://help.uidaho.edu using your NetID username and password. The first screen you will see is the welcome screen.
If your password is expired, you should still be able to use the account management site, but no other services like Vandal Mail. If you have not set up your security profile, you will be greeted with a pop-up asking you to set up your security profile.
You can also opt out of the security profile, but this will mean that anytime you forget your password, you will need to visit the ITS Help Desk in person to have it reset.
Once you’re logged into the account management page, click on ‘Change Password’ on the left-hand menu under ‘Account Utilities.’
Make sure the account whose password you want to set is selected.
Enter a new password for your account that is at least one character different from any previous passwords. As you type your password, the system will inform you of what requirements you are or are not meeting. Make sure to fully type your password before determining if meets the requirements, as dictionary words will not be ok until you reach 15 or more characters.
Once all the password requirements have been met, you can click on ‘Set New Password’ and the system will set the NetID password.
Finally make sure you are greeted with a ‘Success’ message so you know the change was successful. If you have any issues please contact the ITS Help Desk.