Eastern Michigan University

Change Your Password

To change your password, you will need to enter your NetID username (formerly your My.Emich username) and current password (if you forgot your password, go to Forgot Password on the right). The new password you create should be easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess. The Changing Your Password process will time-out, so it is best to know your password before you begin.

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.

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 change your password:

  1. Go to https://account.emich.edu.
  2. Enter your NetID Username and Current Password and then click the Login button.
  3. Login windowClick the Change Password button.
  4. Change Password windowType your New Password and Confirm Password in the respective fields and then click the Change Password button.  (Please note:  Banner users should not use the following characters in their password:  @ $ & " ( ) , < > ` ; = # ' ; and space ).
  5. New Password WindowClick the Continue button in the Success Window.
  6. Change Successful WindowClick the Logout button in the Update Profile window.
  7. Logout WindowThe Logout window displays. Close your browser window before attempting to login to My.Emich again.Logged Out Window

If you experience problems changing your password, check the supported browsers document 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