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NetID

Changing your NetID password

NetID passwords expire and must be changed periodically. You will receive email notifications as the expiration date approaches.

You can change your NetID password two ways:

1. Windows computer

This must be performed on a domain-connected computer on campus.

  • Press the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys simultaneously
  • Click on Change a password
  • Follow the on screen instructions

2. Office 365 portal

This may be done from a web browser either on or off campus.

CLICK HERE to login to your Office 365 portal

  • Click the Settings button in the menu bar. The Password option will be visible.
    Settings button
  • Enter your old password and select a new password.
    New Password

WATCH a short video demonstration


If you have trouble logging into systems, please contact the Help Desk:

Phone: (718) 270-HELP (4357)
Email: helpdesk@downstate.edu

Password Requirements

Your password must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a minimum of eight characters
  • Must be comprised of at least THREE of the following four character types:
    • upper-case letters (A-Z)
    • lower-case letters (a-z)
    • numbers (0-9)
    • symbols (space, ! @ # $ % ^ & * - + / ~ , )
  • Must not be the same as your username
  • May not have been previously used as a NetID password