University of Southern Indiana

Passwords at USI

When you register at USI you will be given a password.  This password is needed to access many different services. KEEP THIS PASSWORD PRIVATE AND SECURE - this password protects your private data. For more information about password security click here.

Password Restrictions/Requirements

  • Password must contain at least 8 characters
  • Password cannot contain your username (John Smith could not use jsmithxxx)
  • Password cannot contain your first or last name
  • Password must contain characters from at LEAST 3 of the 4 categories below
  1. Upper Case Letters: A, B, C..
  2. Lower Case Letters: d, e, f...
  3. Numbers: 1, 2, 3
  4. Special Characters: ~, !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, (, ), +, <, >, ?, /...

GOOD Password examples:
    Temp1434    -has uppercase, lowercase, numbers and 8 characters in length
    MyDogSam! - has uppercase, lowercase, special character and 10 characters in length

 BAD Password examples:
   Abc123    - has 3 categories, but too short in length
   october10 - has only 2 categories- needs uppercase or special character

If you forget your password or have other password problems:

  • You can visit the IT Help Desk. Please bring a form of identification that can be used to verify your identity such as your driver’s license or USI ID card. Once your identity has been confirmed, the Help Desk staff can reset your password for you.
  • You can call the IT Help Desk at 812-465-1080. When calling on the phone, the Help Desk staff will present you with a series of questions to verify your identity. If your identity cannot be verified over the phone, you will need to visit in person.

We do not do password resets through email.

WARNING - The requirements for BANNER passwords are different. Click here for more details. 

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