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Faculty/Staff Password: Computer & Email

Note:  At CSUF, campus email and campus computer log in passwords are the same. If you change your email password, you will use that new password to log in to the campus computer assigned to you.

Campus Password Security

The campus requires strong passwords to maintain portal security. Your password will be used as your key to many resources on the campus including personalized web, email, database access, and electronic signature passwords. Therefore, your password MUST be between 8 and 14 characters in length and contain at least 3 of 4 character types (i.e. lower case letters, upper case letters, special characters, and numbers).

Changing Your Password - PC Users

Method 1 (Recommended)

If you are on campus and using a PC workstation:

  1. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL

  2. Click on Change Password

  3. Enter your current password, your new password, and confirm the new password (making sure to follow the password rules described above).

  4. Press Enter

Method 2 (Recommended)

Instructions for changing your password via Campus Portal (PDF)

  1. Log in to the Campus Portal

  2. Click on the Email tab or icon

  3. In the upper righthand corner, click on Options

  4. Click on Change Your Password from the drop-down list

  5. Enter your current password, your new password, and confirm the new password (making sure to follow the password rules described above).

  6. Click Save

  7. You will then be prompted to log back in with your new password.

Method 3 (Only if your password expires)

If you are away from campus and are unable to login, please contact your Department IT Coordinator (DITC) or department secretary. They will make a request on your behalf. This request MUST be made by either your DITC or department secretary. For security reasons you cannot request a password reset yourself. We do not want a third party, to gain access to your portal, email, grades, etc. You will receive a temporary password that must be reset a soon as possible.

Changing Your Password - Macintosh Users

Method 1 (Recommended — 10.7x Lion and On Campus Only)

(This method avoids minor keychain problems when done on your desktop Mac.)

  1. Click on the Apple menu
  2. Select System Preferences
  3. In the System category, click on Users & Groups
  4. Click on Change Password
  5. Enter your current password, your new password and verify the new password (making sure to follow the password rules described above.).
  6. Click on Change Password

Method 2 (Recommended — any Version of OSX)

(This method creates minor keychain problems, only on office desktop computers.)

Instructions for changing your password via Campus Portal (PDF)

  1. Log in to the Campus Portal
  2. Click on the Email tab or icon
  3. In the upper righthand corner, click on Options
  4. Click on Change Your Password from the drop-down list
  5. Enter your current password, your new password, and confirm the new password (making sure to follow the password rules described above).
  6. Click Save
  7. You will then be prompted to log back in with your new password.

Method 3 (Only if your password expires)

If you are away from campus and are unable to log in, please contact your Department IT Coordinator (DITC) or department secretary. They will make a request on your behalf. This request MUST be made by either your DITC or department secretary. For security reasons you cannot request a password reset yourself. We do not want a third party, to gain access to your portal, email, grades, etc. You will receive a temporary password that must be reset a soon as possible.

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