Password Reset for USD Account


  • How do I reset my password
  • I forgot my password
  • I am having trouble logging into my USD account. I have forgotten my password and need help to reset it


  • USD Account
  • email
  • myUSD Portal


Forgot password 


Note: Your university password provides you with access to many network resources. To protect your privacy and data from being compromised it is important that you choose a password that will be difficult for others to guess. 

If you remember your current password 

  1. Navigate to Change Your Password

If you do not know your password 

  1. Navigate to Password Reset
  2. If you are unable to answer the security questions, please contact the Service Desk

If you have a Vendor account

  1. Please contact the Service Desk with the following information
    1. Account name
    2. Phone number

Password Guidelines

  • Minimum length of 8 characters
  • Must not be a word found in the dictionary
  • Must contain at least one uppercase and one lowercase letter
  • Must contain at least one number or special character



  • Use at least eight characters
  • Use a password with mixed-case letters
  • Use a password that contains alphanumeric characters
  • Use special characters, like (& @ * $)
  • Use a seemingly random selection of letters and numbers
  • Use a password that can be typed quickly without looking at the keyboard
  • Change passwords regularly


  • Use keyboard sequences, e.g., asdfjkl
  • Use a network login ID in any form (reversed, capitalized, or doubled)
  • Use a password of all numbers, or all letters.
  • Use a word contained in the dictionary, English or foreign
  • Use other information easily obtained about you, such as pet name, license plate, telephone numbers, address, etc.
  • Write a password on sticky notes, calendars, or store it online where it can be accessed by others
  • Share passwords with anyone




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