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NetID: Changing your NetID Password

This document provides instructions on how to change your NetID account password.


New Rice Google account holders use their NetID password to login into Google.

Individuals with Rice Google accounts that were established prior to May 17, 2021, will continue to have a separate Google password that differs from their NetID password until they change one of the passwords and then the passwords will automatically be synchronized. If individuals would prefer to have one less password to remember, they may synchronize them by resetting their password at

CHANGE vs. RESET:  If you have forgotten your NetID password, you can reset it. Follow these directions: NetID: How to Reset a Forgotten NetID Password

Before proceeding, you must be enrolled in Duo Authentication.  Logging into the Online Account Management System ( requires using Duo.
If you are already enrolled in Duo, or after you complete enrollment, start at Step 1.

Step 1:  Log on to: Online Account Management Page.
Step 2:  Choose your Duo authentication method by selecting one of the three buttons: Send Me a Push, Call Me, or Enter a Passcode. (The example in this document uses a mobile phone with the Send Me a Push button.)

Screen displaying Duo Authentication
On your mobile phone, a notification for a login request will appear.  Select Approve.

Duo Notification on Mobile phone

Note:  if you do not Approve the notification promptly, your Login request can time out.

Login time-out message

Step 3:  Select the Change your account passwords option. In the next screen, select the option for Netid Password.
Enter your new password (making sure it meets the criteria listed below), re-type the password, and click Submit. 
Password Requirements
• It must be different from your current password.
• It must be at least 8 characters.
• It cannot be based on your NetID.
• It must not contain your name or common words (e.g. Rice or Owls).
• It must contain at least three of the four character classes:
• Uppercase letter
• Lowercase letter
• Special character
• Numeric digit
• It must be composed of characters in the Roman alphabet or symbols on the US keyboard.
Create a new password based on the specific requirements. Enter your new password twice and then select submit.
Enter new password twice and select Submit
Please note: it may take several minutes for campus systems to receive the new password.

Keywordsnetid, net id, google, account, password, change, reset, changing, login,   Doc ID65427
OwnerCynthia S.GroupRice U
Created2016-07-25 12:07:12Updated2023-08-31 14:58:17
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