West Texas A&M University

My WT Account

Changing or Resetting Your Password

To change your MyBuff Portal password go to passwordreset.microsoftonline.com.

You will need to know your Student Email address and follow the steps on the screen. It will take you through a two-step verification process before allowing you to reset your password.

*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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