CNetID - Changing Your Password (Video Demo)
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Changing Your CNet Password [1:45]
In order to help better protect your identity, the University of Chicago is putting in place a mandatory password change. Individuals who have not changed their password in the last 12 months must do so in the coming weeks.
To begin the process, go to cnet.uchicago.edu. If you scroll down on the page, you will see a link to "Change your CNet Password, even if you have forgotten it."
Here, you will have to authenticate using your current CNetID and password. This is also the page that you should visit if you have forgotten your password. Simply put in your CNetID and select the I forgot my Password button. Then, follow the steps on the screen to change your password and make it easier for you to remember.
You should verify your security question and answer. You also have the option to change your question on this page.
You may now change your password, choosing one that meets the new minimum requirements of 12 characters for a password and 19 characters for a passphrase.
A passphrase, in case you are not very familiar with the term is an easy to remember phrase of your choice. You can simply string random words together or you can choose lyrics from a song, a line from a poem, or a quote from a movie.
You must type your new password twice to confirm. Then, select the Check if Valid button to make sure that you are selecting a password that meets the necessary qualifications. Once you are satisfied with your new password, select the Submit button. You will now see a confirmation on your screen that you have successfully changed your password. You should allow one hour for your new password to make its way through our systems.
You will also receive an email shortly after you make the change with a reminder that, in the future, you should change your password at least once a year.
If you have any password change questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.