Managing Your Lafayette NetID
Your Lafayette credentials -- which consist of your Lafayette NetID and password -- give you access to most Lafayette systems. It is extremely important that you do not share your Lafayette credentials with anyone, including family members and colleagues. ITS provides an online password utility that allows you to change or reset your password, set and update an alternate email address, display information about your account, and request guest accounts for your campus visitors.
Change Your Password
ITS recommends that users periodically change their password--every three to six months-- as well as any time you think your password may have been compromised. We also provide guidelines on how to create strong passwords.
Set or Reset a Password
If you need to set a password for the first time, or you do not remember your password, and have set up an alternate email address, you can have a temporary link sent to that address that allows you to set/reset your password.
Manage Your Alternate Email Address
The password utility includes a feature that lets you reset a forgotten password. This feature requires that you set an alternate email address. The alternate email address you provide will not be used for any communication other than the password reset. Please come back to update the alternate email address if you change email providers or stop using the alternate email account.
Manage Your Alumni Email Forward
The College offers email forwarding to alumni. All messages sent to your @alumni.lafayette.edu email address will be forwarded to the email address that you specify. Alumni can manage their forwarding address with this utility.
Because it is important that you do not share your network password, ITS provides a way for you to request a temporary Lafayette NetID and password for a guest. You are responsible for the conduct of that guest so do not request accounts for people you do not know and trust.