NIU AccountIDs and Passwords

Applicants and Students

Password reset for activated accounts

New Applicants: Using the "Forgot My Password" tab requires a one-time account activation. If you have not yet activated your account, please start the process in the New Account Activation tab.

Enter your AccountID (Z-ID) here, for example: Z1234567 or A1234567
Password Requirements

Password Criteria

  • Be at least 10 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
  • Not include any part of your name or AccountID (Z-ID).
  • Must contain characters from  three of the following five categories:
    • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s , with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
    • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages
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Password Change

If you do not know your password, please reset your password in the Forgot My Password tab.

Change Your Password

Password Requirements

Password Criteria

  • Be at least 10 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
  • Not include any part of your name or AccountID (Z-ID).
  • Must contain characters from  three of the following five categories:
    • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s , with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
    • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages
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Find My AccountID (Z-ID)

Applicants / Students: To recover your AccountID (Z-ID), please provide the personal email address used when you applied or that is on file in PeopleSoft. If a match is found, we will send your AccountID (Z-ID) to the provided email address. If you do not receive an email within a few minutes please check your junk e-mail folder.

Enter your personal email above

New Student Applicant Account Activation

Applicants: To activate your AccountID, please provide your Z-ID, the personal email address used when you applied or that is on file in PeopleSoft, and your birthdate. If a match is found, we’ll send an email to your personal email address with a link and token to set up your password. If you do not receive an email within a few minutes please check your junk e-mail folder.

Enter your personal email and birthday above
Password Requirements

Password Criteria

  • Be at least 10 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
  • Not include any part of your name or AccountID (Z-ID).
  • Must contain characters from  three of the following five categories:
    • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s , with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
    • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages
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Faculty/Staff

Password Change

If you do not know your password, please reset your password in the Forgot My Password tab.

Change Your Password

Password Requirements

Password Criteria

  • Be at least 10 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
  • Not include any part of your name or AccountID.
  • Must contain characters from  three of the following five categories:
    • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s , with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
    • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages
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Password reset for activated accounts

Enter your AccountID here, for example: Z1234567 or A1234567
Password Requirements

Password Criteria

  • Be at least 10 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
  • Not include any part of your name or AccountID.
  • Must contain characters from  three of the following five categories:
    • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s , with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
    • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages
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Find My AccountID

Active NIU employees can retrieve their AccountID by searching the NIU Directory.

New Account Activation

Please follow these steps in order to set up your security information and to change your initial password.

  1. Set up your account recovery methods (AccountID@mail.niu.edu)
  2. Change Your Password
Password Requirements

Password Criteria

  • Be at least 10 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
  • Not include any part of your name or AccountID.
  • Must contain characters from  three of the following five categories:
    • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s , with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
    • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages
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Other Accounts

Password reset for activated accounts

Enter your AccountID here, for example: Z1234567 or A1234567
Password Requirements

Password Criteria

  • Sponsored accounts in the following three categories

    • accounts used for administration of any applications, systems or services
    • accounts with job duties that fall under regulatory control or access to data that is subject to regulatory requirements
    • accounts used in software only for application functions, software services, or automation

    must meet these minimum requirements:

    • Be at least 15 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
    • Not include any part of your name or AccountID.
    • Must contain characters from  four of the following five categories:
      • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
      • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s , with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
      • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
      • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
      • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages

  • All other account passwords must meet these minimum requirements:

    • Be at least 10 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
    • Not include any part of your name or AccountID.
    • Must contain characters from  three of the following five categories:
      • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
      • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s , with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
      • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
      • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
      • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages
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New Account Activation

Shared Access Accounts (PR-ID): Your account is already activated. Please use the Change My Password tab.

Please follow these steps in order to set up your security information and to change your initial password.

  1. Set up your account recovery methods (AccountID@mail.niu.edu)
  2. Change Your Password
Password Requirements

Password Criteria

  • Sponsored accounts in the following three categories

    • accounts used for administration of any applications, systems or services
    • accounts with job duties that fall under regulatory control or access to data that is subject to regulatory requirements
    • accounts used in software only for application functions, software services, or automation

    must meet these minimum requirements:

    • Be at least 15 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
    • Not include any part of your name or AccountID.
    • Must contain characters from  four of the following five categories:
      • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
      • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s , with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
      • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
      • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
      • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages

  • All other account passwords must meet these minimum requirements:

    • Be at least 10 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
    • Not include any part of your name or AccountID.
    • Must contain characters from  three of the following five categories:
      • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
      • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s , with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
      • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
      • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
      • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages
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