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* Passwords cannot contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters.
 
* Passwords cannot contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters.
 
* Passwords must be at least six characters in length. Passwords must contain characters from at least three of the following four categories:
 
* Passwords must be at least six characters in length. Passwords must contain characters from at least three of the following four categories:
** English uppercase alphabet characters (A–Z)
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** Latin (Roman) uppercase alphabet characters (A–Z)
** English lowercase alphabet characters (a–z)
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** Latin (Roman) lowercase alphabet characters (a–z)
 
** Base 10 digits (0–9)
 
** Base 10 digits (0–9)
 
** Non-alphanumeric characters (for example, !$#,%)
 
** Non-alphanumeric characters (for example, !$#,%)

Revision as of 10:05, 23 February 2015

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Changing Your Password

If you do not know your current password, you may call the Help Desk at 973-720-4357 and request your password be changed. Help Desk hours of operation are:

Summer hours are in effect from May 23rd - August 12th.
Regular work day schedules will be in effect during the week of May 30th, June 13th and July 4th for holiday weeks. The University is closed Monday May 30th, Friday June 17th and Monday Judy 4th.

  • Monday–Thursday: 8:00AM-10:00PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Sunday: On-call phone support (Priority issues left by voicemail will receive a call back within 4 hours)


Regular Work Week Schedule

  • Monday–Thursday: 8:30AM-10:00PM
  • Friday: 8:30AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Sunday: On-call phone support (Priority issues left by voicemail will receive a call back within 4 hours)

Please note: changing your account password will affect devices and applications that you use to access William Paterson services like email.

Students, Faculty or Staff

At this time (4/11/2014) password complexity requirements do not pertain to students. Password changes take roughly five minutes to propagate through all WPUNJ services like Microsoft Office 365 and email.

  1. Login to WPConnect
  2. Login
  3. Click "Change Password" under the welcome; "Hi, yourname"
  4. Follow the instructions

Faculty and Staff

  • Change your password from your Windows PC desktop or laptop when on the Campus Network by pressing the Ctrl-Alt-Delete keys then select "Change Password". If your account experiences a mandatory password change, you will be prompted to change the password at the next logon, as shown below:
  • Learn how to change your password from your Mac. If your account experiences a mandatory password change, you will be prompted to change the password at the next logon, as show below:

Troubleshooting a Password Change

If you have recently changed your password or your account experienced a mandatory password change, your log on experience will have changed on most devices and services that utilize your William Paterson account.

You will need to update your password on devices such as iPhones, Android phones, tablets or laptops after your password has been changed. Any service using your William Paterson account will also prompt for you to re-enter your credentials. These services include but are not limited to: WPConnect, BlackBoard, email clients and web browsers.

Below is a list of devices and services that will require re-authentication after changing a password. Included are links to examples of prompts you may see and links to relevant documentation:

  • Campus Windows computers
  • Campus Macintosh computer
  • Accessing the University Wifi on iOS phones or tablets, Android phones or tablets, and laptops | For help, see Getting Started: Wireless
    IPhoneUnable2JoinWireless.PNG
  • WPConnect
    WPconnectErrorMsg01.PNG
  • BlackBoard
    BlackboardErrorMsg.PNG
  • Email clients on desktops such as: Outlook or Mail
    OutlookCredentialsPrompt.PNG
  • Email clients on mobile devices such as: iOS email clients or Android email clients | For help, see our Mobile Help Section and select your device type
    IPhoneExchangePwdIncorrect.PNG

If you require further assistance with your password, please call the Help Desk at 973-720-4357.

Password Requirements

  • Passwords cannot contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters.
  • Passwords must be at least six characters in length. Passwords must contain characters from at least three of the following four categories:
    • Latin (Roman) uppercase alphabet characters (A–Z)
    • Latin (Roman) lowercase alphabet characters (a–z)
    • Base 10 digits (0–9)
    • Non-alphanumeric characters (for example, !$#,%)