COMPUTING AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Reset your student network password

Follow the steps below to activate your network account for the first time OR to reset a forgotten password. This will change your password for the following systems: campus network, Blackboard, Degree Works and Linux (if applicable).

Please Note If you know your password and just want to change it, you can do so from: https://chngpwd.buffalostate.edu/

Step 1: Login to Banner

The first step is to login to your Banner account:

  1. Go to www.buffalostate.edu/Banner
  2. Click the Self-Service Banner button in the center of the page.
  3. When the new window opens click the Log in to Banner link.
  4. Enter your User ID and PIN, and click Login.

Please Note If you have trouble accessing Banner, try resetting your PIN. Simply enter your Banner ID and then click Forgot PIN?. After answering your security question you can create a new PIN.

Step 2: Reset your network password

The next step is to create a new password for your network account:

  1. Click the Personal Information link.
  2. Click the Reset Student Network Password link.
  3. In the New Password box, enter your new password.
  4. In the Confirm New Password box, retype your new password, click Submit.
  5. You should see a message confirming that your password has been reset.

Important! Your new password must be at least 6 and no more than 14 characters long, and is case sensitive. Please allow 15 minutes for your password to synchronize before attempting to access the following systems: campus network, Blackboard, Degree Works and Linux (if applicable). Your Student Gmail password, and your Banner PIN, will not be changed.

Password recommendations

  • Use a combination of upper/lower case letters, numbers and special characters
  • Avoid using dictionary words - these are easily cracked
  • Avoid using names of people you know, or names of pets
  • Avoid using your phone number or street address
  • Avoid using your Social Security number

Please Note For additional information regarding protecting your account, read Google's tips for creating a secure password.

Network account assistance

If you have previously activated your account but forgot your password, just follow the steps above to create a new password. If you need further assistance, please contact the Computing Help Desk.