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Password Management

Password Management

When you have forgotten your password or your password has expired and to activate your account if you are a new student.

Students: login using studentID@bucks.ac.uk (i.e. 12345678@bucks.ac.uk)

Partner College Staff: login using FirstName.LastName@partner.ac.uk (i.e. joe.bloggs@partner.bucks.ac.uk)

BNU Staff: login using BNU email (i.e. joe.bloggs@bucks.ac.uk)

 

You will be prompted to enter a code sent to your default password recovery option:

  • Students: This is pre-set to your personal email address provided to admissions for new students or at previous enrolment for returning students.
  • Partner College Staff: This is pre-set to your partner college email address.
  • Bucks Staff: You will need to set up your password recovery options.

If your self-service recovery option has not been setup, you will be unable to reset your password and you will need to contact the Service Desk at IT@bucks.ac.uk.

For detailed instructions on how to reset your password click on the link below:

 

Self help guide - How to reset a forgotten or expired password.pdf

When you know your password and you want to change it.

On Campus or Connected by VPN

Once logged in to a University computer, press Ctrl-Alt-Del and pick the change password option.

Off Campus

Students: login using studentID@bucks.ac.uk (i.e. 12345678@bucks.ac.uk)

Partner College Staff: login using FirstName.LastName@partner.ac.uk (i.e. joe.bloggs@partner.bucks.ac.uk)

BNU Staff: login using BNU email (i.e. joe.bloggs@bucks.ac.uk)

For detailed instructions on how to change your password click on the link below:

 

Self Help Guide - How to change your password.pdf

 

Setup your password recovery options to enable you to change your password if it has expired or your account is locked without having to contact the Service Desk. You need to know you current password in order to enable this.

If you need more help on how to setup your password recovery options, please use the self help guide.

Password tips

Your University IT Account (username and password) is your key to accessing a wide range of on line resources and services. By protecting your passwords, you also help protect the security of our University systems and data.

      Tips when choosing a new password:

  • Must be at least 8 characters long
  • Remember, password is case sensitive
  • Must not include any of the following values: password test
  • Must not include part of your name or user name
  • Must not be your boy or girlfriend name, relative, dog, cat, budgie, car registration number, address
  • Must not include a common word or commonly used sequence of characters
  • Must include at least 3 types of the following characters:
    • Uppercase (A-Z)
    • Lowercase (a-z)
    • Number (0-9)
    • Symbol (!, #, $, etc.)
  • Other language characters not listed above
  • New password should not be any of your previously used passwords
  • You could make your password as an acronym

Good password examples:

  • bRITIsh LIOns can become riti-lio
  • The cat jumped over the moon could become Tcjotm4$
  • I love the game of cricket could become I#L#t#g#o#c

Bad password examples:

  • password
  • test
  • iloveyou
  • 12345678
  • xyz123

You must not:

  • Share your password with anyone (including IT support)
  • Perform financial transactions on public networks
  • Write it down and keep it on your desk or anywhere others can access easily
  • Avoid using the same password on multiple websites, all your accounts could be compromised in one go.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Related documents

Self Help Guide - How to change your password

Self Help Guide - How to reset a forgotten or expired password

Self Help Guide - Setting up self-service password recovery options