Password Help

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Account Types at Middlebury

There are primarily two account types in use by staff, faculty, and students at Middlebury. Both of these should be protected by strong passwords and careful attention to keeping them known only to you.

  • Network accounts -- In the format of username@middlebury.edu, your network account provides access to authorized services and resources, such as e-mail, the wireless network, cloud storage on Google and OneDrive, printing, software installations, BannerAdmin, and more.
  • BannerWeb accounts -- Accessed using your 8-digit ID number and a 6-digit PIN, BannerWeb provides access to important details about you, such as time sheets, benefits, pay stubs and deposit details, grades, etc.

Tips for a Successful Network Password Change

  • Always turn off all mobile devices before changing your network password to avoid account lockouts due to attempted connections using your old password.
  • Whenever practical, change your password while on the College network.

Changing Passwords

  • The preferred method for a password change when you know your current password is to use your computer's operating system:
    For Windows, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, then choose Change a Password.

    For Macs, open Systems Preferences then Users & Groups. Select your user account, then click the Change Password... button.

Password Policy and Guidelines

Our password policy can be found here, along with pointers about how to create strong passwords: