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Setting or Changing Your Password Security Question

Setting/Changing Password Security Question

Note: Students set their security Q&A when they activate their account. Faculty, staff, and retirees must use these instructions to set theirs. Students, faculty, staff, and retirees can also use these instructions to choose a new Q&A at any time.

To use this to reset your password, in addition to also knowing the answer to your security question you must also know the last 4 of your SSN (students), your Purdue ID number (faculty and staff), or your IPFW ID number. Memorize this information or record it in a secure location so you can take advantage of password self service.

Students, faculty, staff, and retirees can find their IPFW ID number in myIPFW, in the the upper right corner after logging in. Employees can find their PUID number in myIPFW on the Employee tab.

Students

  1. Log into myIPFW.
  2. Click Change Security Question in the Personal Information channel on the right.
  3. Enter your Pin
    1. Follow the directions on the screen.
  4. Choose a pre-existing question or enter a new question.
  5. Enter an answer for the question.
    1. Note: answers are case and punctuation sensitive. When using this to reset your password, you will need to answer it exactly as you type it here.
  6. Click Submit.

Faculty, Staff, and Retirees

  1. Log into myIPFW.
  2. Click Change Employee Security Question from the Information Technology channel in the lower right.
  3. Choose a pre-existing question or enter a new question.
  4. Enter an answer for the question.
    1. Note: answers are case and punctuation sensitive. When using this to reset your password, you will need to answer it exactly as you type it here.
  5. Click Submit.

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