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Change your password (faculty and staff)

Modified on: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 9:29 AM


To change your password on-campus with your WFU-issued Windows computer

  1. Make sure you are using your WFU-issued Windows computer and are logged into the campus network (DEACNET).
  2. Press Ctrl. + Alt + Delete simultaneously
  3. Click "Change a password..."
  4. Type your current password
  5. Select a new password and type it in the fields provided. You cannot reuse your current password or any of your 5 previous passwords.
  6. Your password is now synchronized! Please wait approximately one hour for the update to take place across all computing services.

To change your password off-campus with your WFU-issued Windows computer

  1. Login to VPN
  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete
  3. Click "Change a password..."
  4. Follow the prompts
  5. Please wait approximately one hour for the update to take place across all computing services.

To change your password on a Wake Forest Apple or non-WFU device

  1. Log in to WIN
  2. Select Personal
  3. Select "Change WIN Password and Clue" or "Manage myDeacnet Account/Change Password" (whichever option you have available to you).
  4. Follow the prompts
  5. Please wait approximately one hour for the update to take place across all computing services.
Note: This does not change your local computer account password.  Information on how to change your local computer account password on a Mac OS can be found here.  Information on how to change you local computer account password on a Windows OS can be found here.

Reminder - WFU password requirements are as follows:

Your password must:

  • be at least 6 characters
  • be no more than 32 characters
  • contain at least one digit (number)
  • contain at least one letter

Your password may contain:
  • uppercase English letters (A – Z)
  • lowercase English letters (a – z)
  • digits
  • any of these characters ! # $ % & ( ) + , – / ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~



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