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Changing or Resetting Your Password

password entry formChange Your Current Password - If you know your current WTAMU password and need to set a new one, change your password through the Change Password page. Select three security questions that can be used to verify your identity if you need to reset a forgotten WTAMU password. See also: Printable Instructions Changing Your Password

Reset Your Password (Forgotten Password) - If you forgot your WTAMU password and have set up your password security questions, reset your password through the Self-Service Password Reset page.

*Passwords expire every 180 days.

Password Requirements

A strong password is one that is difficult for others to determine by guessing or by using automated programs. A strong password is an important first step in protecting your personal information. A strong password meets complexity.

Complexity Requirements:

  • Contains eight (8) to sixteen (16) characters.
  • Uses three of the following four types of characters:
    • Uppercase letters (A, B, C).
    • Lowercase letters (a, b, c).
    • Numerals (1, 2, 3).
    • Special characters ( ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' ? , . / ).
  • Is not a common word or name, or a close variation on a common word or name.
  • Is not one of your twenty (24) previously used passwords.

Your password cannot contain:

  • Spaces, ampersands (&), angle brackets (< >) or non-English characters.
  • Significant portions of your account name or full name.
  • The portion of your e-mail address before the @ symbol.

*Passwords expire every 180 days

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