Password Change

Students and staff: change password here

Please ensure you choose a strong password which meets the following rules:

Strong Password Policy

  • 8-character minimum
  • Contain characters from three of the four categories:
    • English uppercase characters (A-Z)
    • English lowercase characters (a-z)
    • Numbers (0-9)
    • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)
  • Not contain your username
  • Sentences are an easier way to remember passwords. For example:
    • "please Do Not use these examples for your password"
      • pDNute4yp!
    • "Heriot-Watt University won the Times International University of the year 2018"
      • H-WUwtTIUoty2018
  • Don't recycle previously used passwords
  • Don't use single dictionary words

We'll never ask for your password by email, phone or in person - nor should anyone else.

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