Network Password Help - NIU - Division of Information Technology

      

   

Accounts & Passwords

Your Network Password 

NIU network passwords expire every 365 days and are used with your AccountID / Z-ID to access computing and communications resources at NIU.

Your Initial Password

An initial password is assigned to you. Change your initial password right away at password.niu.edu.

If you were admitted before June 29, 2015, your initial password is:

  • Your birthdate in YYYYMmmDD format
    • Mmm is the first 3 characters of the Month
    • Example: January 1, 1993 = 1993Jan01

If you were admitted June 29, 2015 or after, your initial password is:

  • Your birthdate in NIU.YYYYMmmDD format
    • Mmm is the first 3 characters of the Month
    • Example: January 1, 1993 = NIU.1993Jan01

If you need help, call the Helpdesk at 815-753-8100.

Passwords expire every 365 days. 

Change your password any time

You can change your password at any time at password.niu.edu.

Need help?  IT Helpdesk.

Building a Better Password

You can change your password at any time.

Password requirements

  • at least 10 characters
  • contain at least one character from at least three of the following four groups:
    • uppercase letters
    • lowercase letters
    • special characters like :-+,~`!@#$%^&*()=_'"{}[]|\?/:;><.
    • numbers
  • cannot be reused
  • cannot contain your AccountID/Z-ID or full name

Need help?  IT Helpdesk