Password Management

Help us keep your information – and the HSU networks – secure by setting a strong password to access campus resources – and change it whenever you're asked to.

Forgotten or lost password

Go to www.humboldt.edu/reset and create a new one. If you think your password's been stolen, call the information security office right away at x3815

If you know your existing password and simply want to change it, visit www.humboldt.edu/change

Why you need a strong password

Because the bad guys can use it to steal your identity and hack into other people's information on the web.

Infographic of hacker process: Bad guy steals your identity, gets your mom's credit card info from that time she emailed it to you to buy books, hacks into your stuff, buys a jet
Infographic of hacker process: Bad guy steals your identity, gets your mom's credit card info from that time she emailed it to you to buy books, hacks into your stuff, buys a jet

Creating a strong password

HSU's network protection has rules for strong passwords – you'll find them on the Account Settings screen for password creation. Stuck for ideas? You'll find plenty of useful resources on the web.
Think of a memorable phrase with proper nouns and numbers and a special character
Think of a memorable phrase with proper nouns and numbers and a special character

Change your password regularly

Everyone on campus must change their password yearly. Users working with confidential data must do so more often. Just be sure to make the change as soon as you get the email notification.
Create a calendar notification to remind you to change your password

Keeping track of passwords

Get a password management app - HSU recommends KeePassX (Windows or Mac) or 1Password (Mac) - and use it.
Keeping track of passwords

Need Help?



 Self-Service Troubleshooting

Call (707) 826-4357

Walk in to Library 101

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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday
12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

After hours emergencies:
Call UPD at 826-5555

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