Password information and good practice.
Feb 2019 update: please note that we have launched Self Service Password Reset (SSPR). Please see below for more details.
To login to the University Portal and centrally supported student workstations, you will need a username and network password.
To login to many University services you will need a username and password. Passwords are an important aspect of computer and information security. They are the front line of protection for user accounts. A poorly chosen and managed password may result in the compromise of the security of the University's entire corporate network and therefore, of the information hosted on it.
|Username||Your staff eCode (this is your staff number preceded with a lowercase 'e', e.g. e12345678) or your University staff email address|
|Password||Your network password (sometimes referred to as your Active Directory or AD password). If you have forgotten your password, you can retrieve it using the Staff Password Manager.|
SSPR allows you to register alternate details (text message, alternate email address, secret questions and answers) which will validate you as genuine when resetting your own password via Office 365. It will become mandatory for all Office365 mailboxes prior to the start of Academic Year 19/20, but we would strongly encourage you to register for this enhancement to your account security as soon as possible. For more information including guides and a link to SSPR registration, please see here
Until fully superseded by the enhanced functionality and user experience now offered by SSPR as above, you also currently have the facility to use our Online Password Changer, though we would encourage you to register for SSPR to facilitate all future password changes.
For further information on the Staff Password Manager, read A Guide to using the Staff Password Manager
Once you have changed your network password, the services that the new password will be valid for include:
Important note for Postgraduate 'P-Code' users: Only your File Share Service password is affected by a change here. All other services remain valid via your student identity.
The Password Standard contains guidelines for the creation and safekeeping of passwords. Key points that should be adhered to are: