The password for your Electronic ID (e-ID) is the same password that is used to access many other authenticated web pages on campus, such as MyMadison, Blackboard, authenticated web sites such as the downloads page and more.
Password expiration notifications are sent via e-mail to you according to your affiliation to JMU (see below).
If you remember your password, you can change it by logging into the Computing Accounts Portal https://accounts.jmu.edu/ with option c. and selecting "e-ID Password/Secret Question" on the left navigational bar. -
If you do not remember your password, you will need to have it reset (see Password Resets below).
Applicants will not be required to change their e-ID password. If admitted, you will receive an email to change your password after you pay your deposit.
Students, Faculty, Staff, Affiliates, and Graduated students
Students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and graduated students (since December 2005) are required to change their password every 90 days. An e-mail will be sent to their official JMU e-mail address prior to the expiration date that a password change is required.
Ten login attempts with an incorrect password will put your account into an "intruder locked disabled state." After a set period of time, the account will be put into an "intruder locked re-enabled state" after which time you can try logging in again. For security reasons, we are not posting the amount of time that must elapse before the account is intruder locked re-enabled. Call the Computing HelpDesk at 568-3555 for "intruder lock status" and unlock information on your account.
JMU will NEVER ask for your e-ID password! If you have sent your password to anyone, please complete these 3 steps using the JMU Computing Accounts Portal:
Change your password immediately
Change your secret question and answer immediately. This is necessary because someone that has your password can view your secret question and answer and use it at any time in the future to change your password and regain access to your account.
JMU complies with applicable requirements and "best practices" with respect to passwords cycles and security awareness training. The primary reason behind requiring periodic password changes is to limit the password's usefulness in the event it is compromised. The technology industry's best practices indicate passwords should be changed, at most, every 90 days, preferably more frequently. Adhering to this practice helps ensure the security of JMU's data and systems.
We are mandated by certain laws and regulations to establish and maintain an information technology security awareness program to ensure that all individuals are aware of their security responsibilities and know how to fulfill them. For example, people need to be aware of information security threats, the associated impacts of a compromised password, the risks of using the internet (viruses, scams, identity theft, etc.) and their responsibility in safeguarding JMU data. Moreover, best practices require on-going refresher training. Since everyone at JMU has an electronic ID (e-ID), linking the security awareness training to the e-ID password change process ensures that all JMU faculty, staff and students are exposed to training on a regular basis.