Instructions for Changing CSUDH Network Account Password

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Password expiration warning notices are emailed daily starting 30 days before expiration date until the password is changed. If you receive the message below, please change your password at 

For step by step instructions on changing your password at, please reference this .pdf document: 

Screenshot of Password Expiration Notification Email

Text of the screenshot above is as follows (ADA Compliance):
Password Expiration Notification

Hello "Your Name",

Your campus password will expire on "date"

Please visit to change your password before it expires. If you let your password expire, you will experience a login/service disruption and will have to contact IT User Services for help.

* Has 12 Characters, Minimum: You need to choose a password that's long enough. There's no minimum password length everyone agrees on, but you should generally go for passwords that are a minimum of 12-14 characters in length. A longer password would be even better.

* Includes Numbers, Symbols, Capital Letters, and Lower-Case Letters: Use a mix of different types of characters to make the password harder to crack.

* Isn't a Dictionary Word or Combination of Dictionary Words: Stay away from obvious dictionary words and combinations of dictionary words. Any word on its own is bad. Any combination of a few words, especially if they're obvious, is also bad. For Example, "house" is a terrible password. "Red house" is also very bad.

* Doesn't Rely on Obvious Substitutions: Don't use common substitutions. For example, "H0use" isn't strong just because you've replaced an o with a 0. That's just obvious.

Try to mix it up. For example, "BigHouse$123" fits many of the requirements here. It's 12 characters and includes upper-case letters, lower-case letters, a symbol, and some numbers. But it's fairly obvious it's a dictionary phrase where each word is capitalized properly. There's only a single symbol, all the numbers are at the end, and they're in an easy order to guess.

For assistance, please contact IT User Services at (310) 243-2500, option 1, come to our office located in WH-370 (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm), or open a Service Ticket at