MyAccount: Changing Your Password

This article covers the self-service method to set a new password on MyAccount. If you have forgotten your current password, please see our article on resetting your password. You can also visit our MyAccount Resources article or call your campus help desk.

Important! Be prepared to update your accounts on password managers, phones, tablets, and other computers in the office or at home that may have account credentials stored. Some devices may require that you remove and re-add your account. It may be helpful to turn these additional devices off until after you have changed your password, and turn them back on one at a time to update them.


Task: To set a new password on MyAccount.



Step 1 - Visit

Step 2 - Here, you will be presented with a login screen. Log in using your current credentials.

Note: If you have not set up all of your account recovery methods in the past, you will be prompted to do any that you've missed (even optional ones) at this point. Optional methods of identity verification can still be skipped.

Step 3 - Once you are on the main menu page, click Change Password.

Screen capture of MyAccount landing page. Logos of Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University, University of New Hampshire appear above the logo for the University System of New Hampshire in the header, alongside text that reads Main Menu, MyAccount, and icons for Home and Logout. Below, there are icons for Change Password, Setup Security Questions, Setup Mobile App, Update Profile, and USNH Account. There is a red square around Change Password to emphasize it.


Step 4 - You will be prompted to review and agree to the acceptable use policy for use of technology resources. You are also given an opportunity to record your username for future reference. When you’re ready, click Continue.

Step 5 - On the next screen, please review our advice on preparing for your password change. You will be prompted to enter your current password one more time.

Step 6 - Following the basic password guidelines present on the page and the USNH Password Policy, set a new password. This process may take a few minutes. 


Attention faculty & staff with university-issued computers: After you change your password, use one of the articles below to update any saved or cached passwords on your devices, and to synchronize your initial login password.  Failing to clear old passwords may result in being locked out of your account

Note: If you are working remotely and your university-issued computer is not accepting your new password, please connect to the VPN and Lock your computer. This allows your computer to sync your new password for use. See the articles linked above for more details.



Your new password for MyAccount has been set.


Further reading:

Resetting Your Password


Need additional help?

Please use this link to the ET&S Help Desk team to locate your local campus contact information.  For password issues you must call or visit the Help Desk in person.


Article ID: 4123
Thu 8/12/21 4:05 PM
Mon 9/12/22 1:09 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
USNH System Office

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