NEW September 2018 - MSU-Northern's password reset tool, sometimes referred to as My Profile, has been replaced with a new Self-Service Password Portal.

All MSU faculty, staff, and students must set up a new user profile and will not be able to use the portal to change or set their NetID password until they do. It doesn't matter if you've been at MSU-Northern for years or are brand spanking new: a new user profile must be set up.

Self-Service Password Reset Port Home page

What's changed?

  • Everyone must set up a new user profile before they can change NetID password. You can set this up without changing your password.
  • Your new user profile can be set up without having to change your NetID password - you can reset it now or wait for the password to expire.
  • You need your MSU-Northern ID number (-12345678) and birthdate (MMDDYYYY, ex:07211996) to verify your identity only during the New User Setup.

What's the same?

  • Passwords expire 180 days from the date they are set/reset.
  • Passwords can be changed at anytime, waiting for expiration is not required.

If this is your first time using the reset tool, please read instructions below BEFORE going to the portal!

Instructions to get started

New User Setup

  1. Go to the Password Portal.
  2. Click Go to Setup Tool button in New User Setup tile.
  3. Enter your NetID and click Continue.
  4. Enter your MSU-Northern ID and Date of Birth and click Continue.
    • ID example: -12345678
    • DOB format example for July 7, 1999: 07jul1999
  1. Select and configure Authentication method(s)
    The methods  you set up during New User Setup (challenge questions, email, text) will be available for you to use in the future when you log into the portal.
    • 5 challenge questions
      You are required to configure 5 challenge questions.
    • Email - provide an email address to use to receive a verification code
    • Text - provide cell number that can receive a verification code

NOTE: You only need to set up one authentication method. But you are required to set up challenge questions (you'll be prompted).

TIP: Use the SKIP button to pass over options you don't want to setup. But you can always update your profile later to add or update your options (see image below)
Password reset portal Skip screen

Continue to Password Reset when you have completed setting up your user profile.