Changing your password

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Instructions for changing your UW-Platteville password. NOTE: Effective 03.21.23 Password Self-Service uses Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication. Have your Duo device ready.

1. Go to the UW-Platteville Password Self Service Page

2. NEW! Select the Sign-in tile.

Screenshot of Main Menu for Password Self-Service including Sign in, Forgotten Password, Forgotten Username, and Activate Account

3. NEW! Enter your UW-Platteville NetID (Username) and Password and click the orange Login button and follow the Duo prompts to verify your identity.

Single Sign-On (SSO) login screen

4. NEW! Re-enter your current password and click Sign in.

Screenshot of "re-enter current password" field for Password Self-Service

5. Select Change Password from the Main Menu

Screenshot of Main Menu of Password Self Service

6. Review the Acceptable Use Policy and click I Agree followed by Continue. NOTE: If you do not agree to the policy, you will not be able to set or change your password.

7. Enter a new password which conforms to the UW-Platteville Password Requirements listed on the page.  NOTE: The bar above the New Password field will let you know if your password meets the requirements.

8. Re-enter your new password in the Confirm Password field.

9. Click the Change Password button.  NOTE: The bar above the New Password field will let you know if the passwords match.

It is best practice to refrain from writing your password down.  Your password is your primary defense and front-line security for your data.  If someone obtains your password, they have complete access to your account, your data, and all the system privileges you have.  You must not share your password because you are responsible for all actions taken by anyone with whom you share your password.

ITS will never ask for your username and password in an email - or in a link from an email.  Never, ever.  SERIOUSLY!

Need help?

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

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