Meet these requirements and never update your password again

You have so many things to remember: your lunch, your meetings, your appointments, your keys—your password to shouldn’t be one of them.

Wayne State faculty and staff can now create a permanent password that won’t need to be changed every six months. In order to create a better user experience, C&IT now offers the choice to keep your password throughout your time at Wayne State.

The password must meet the following requirements to qualify:

  • Must be at least 14 characters.
  • Must include one special character (!, #, &, %, ?, @, etc.).
  • Must not include AccessID, birth date, or the name of the user.
  • Must not be a previous password.


While you’re updating your password, don’t forget to set up your recovery email address! This allows you to reset your password anytime, anywhere, using a personal email account (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) You can find the instructions here.

If you decide not to change your password, you will still have to reset it every six months. You will also have to change your password if your account becomes compromised, regardless if you choose to use the permanent option (learn how to prevent this here.) If you have any questions or need help changing your password, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357.