Eastern Michigan University

Activate Your NetID* Account

(*NetID - formerly your My.Emich credentials.) To activate your account, you will need your EID and PIN. If you do not know your EID and PIN:

I.T. recommends that passwords or passphrases (watch the "E-Safe: Passphrases - Having Safe Passwords" video) have a minimum length of 12 characters because longer passwords are harder to crack. Almost any 8-character password can be cracked with powerful computers in less than two hours and 10 characters in a matter of days, but a 12-character password could take years to break.

You will be asked to input a unique password that will be easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess. The activation process will time-out, so it is best to know your password before you begin.

To make passwords strong, they should be at least 12 characters long, include letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and misspelled words. Here are a few examples of strong yet easy to remember passwords:

  • H0rse%2rac1ng
  • Makeund1fference
  • lake+9mich1gan
  • Live20the12dream
  • Travel18the81w0rld
Note: Do Not use the above listed passwords.

Perform the following steps to activate your NetID account:

    1. Go to https://account.emich.edu.
    2. Click the Activate Account button (Do Not fill-in the fields).Activate Account
    3. Type the verification code(s) in the field below the code(s) displayed and then click the Verify button (the codes displayed may be one or two typed words, or an image of text).
      Note: The verification process may not be required at all times. Click the Refresh button to obtain different verification codes. Click the Audio button to toggle between text and audible verification codes.
      Verification Code
    4. Type your EID and PIN numbers in the respective fields, then click the Activate button. EID and PIN Fields
    5. Click the Continue button in the Activation Confirmation window.Continue
    6. Type your New password and Confirm Password in the respective fields and then click the Change Password button.New Password
    7. Click the Continue button in the Success window.Password changed
    8. Review the Update Profile window and then check the I Agree box and click the Continue button.I Agree
    9. Type your alternate email address (NOT your EMU email address) in the Alternate Email for Password reset field and then click the Update button. Your alternate email address is used when you reset a forgotten password.Alternate Email Address
    10. Click the Continue button in the Success window.Continue
    11. The Logout window displays. Close your browser before attempting to log in to My.Emich again.Logged Out

If you experience problems activating your My.Emich account, check the supported browsers page to ensure you are using a compatible system and browser. If you have further questions, please contact the I.T. Help Desk at 734.487.2120 or visit them in 106 Halle Library.

Division of Information Technology

118 Pray Harrold

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: 734.487.3141

Fax: 734.481.9290