What does it mean?

A username and password help protect your data. Make sure that these remain private and are not shared with anyone else. Please treat your password confidentially, just as you would your debit card PIN. Never share your NetID account with anyone else – not with friends, other students, managers or colleagues. If you need to share your files with others, there are ways to do so without sharing your NetID account.

How does it work?

You can activate your NetID account yourself and change your password via

Every 365 days you will be notified that you need to renew your password. Each newly entered password is checked against a number of criteria before it is confirmed. More information on passwords and tips for setting a good password can be found here.