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What is the format of the NetID?

To make it easy to remember, NetID is based on your name. However, since some names are very common, the algorithm used had to make allowances for that, since each NetID must be unique to a specific person. Specifically, NetID is your first initial plus up to 7 characters from your last name. If the result is ambiguous (i.e., not unique) then for names shorter than 8 characters, append a digit. For names that would use the full 8 characters, drop the last character and replace it with a digit (start at 2 and count up). If more digits are needed to make the ID unique, drop one more character to the left and continue.

Example NetIDs:



Can I change my NetID password?

Change your NetID password here.

What do I do if I forget my password?

Use your Security Question and Answer to reset your password.

What do I do if I forget the answer to my security question?

Current locations where people can go to get assistance with their NetID are:

Can I change my security question and answer?

Change your Security Question & Answer here.

What do I do if I forget my User Name or NetID Logon?

Rediscover your NetID by going through the initialization process.


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