Managing Your Lafayette NetID
Your Lafayette NetID and password give you access to most Lafayette systems. It is extremely important that you do not share your password with anyone, including family members and colleagues, or use it for other websites. ITS provides an online password utility that allows you to change or reset your password, enable two-step login, set and update an alternate email address, and request guest wireless accounts for your campus visitors.
Change Your Password
ITS recommends you periodically change your password every three to six months as well as any time you think it 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.
Enable Two-Step Login
Two-step login, also known as two-factor authentication, protects your Lafayette NetID by adding a second step when authenticating to applications that use single sign-on (SSO). It provides an additional layer of security so that attackers can’t access protected systems with only your NetID.
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.
Guest Wireless Accounts
Guest accounts provide temporary access to wireless Internet for up to 72 hours. Students, faculty, and staff with active accounts can create guest accounts. Hosts are responsible for the conduct of guests. You should only create guest accounts for people you know and trust.
Sponsored accounts provide access to Lafayette electronic resources, including wireless network and Internet. Sponsored accounts are for people who have an ongoing relationship with the College and do not already have role of student, faculty, or staff. Sponsored accounts have a defined lifetime, but may be renewed by the sponsor. Only faculty or staff may request a sponsored account.