Password Management

Your Password is your secure unique key to access University Resources. Managing your password is an important part of securing your account. This page helps you understand How to change your password and provide some tips on password management. Please read the password tips before you choose a password.

2 ways to change your password

  1. You can visit the self – service portal https://mypassword.bucks.ac.uk/

    To learn more on how to change password at the self-service portal, use the change password guide.

    OR

  2. You can use the University computers to change it on the start-up screen via Ctrl+Alt+Delete function

Refer to our Password Tips to set strong passwords that would secure your account.

If you require assistance using any of these methods, please get in touch with the IT service desk.

Your Bucks New University IT Account username and password are your key to accessing a wide range of resources at Bucks. By protecting your password, you also protect the important resources and data to which your password grants you access.

Tips when choosing a new password:

  • Must be at least 8 characters long
  • Remember, password is case sensitive
  • Must not include any of the following values: password test
  • Must not include part of your name or user name
  • Must not be your boy or girlfriend name, relative, dog, cat, budgie, car registration number, address
  • Must not include a common word or commonly used sequence of characters
  • Must have at least 3 types of the following characters:
    • Uppercase (A-Z)
    • Lowercase (a-z)
    • Number (0-9)
    • Symbol (!, #, $, etc.)
  • Other language characters not listed above
  • New password should not be any of your previously used passwords
  • You could make your password as an acronym

Good password examples:

  • bRITIsh LIOns can become riti-lio
  • The cat jumped over the moon could become Tcjotm4$
  • I love the game of cricket could become I#L#t#g#o#c

Bad password examples

  • password
  • test
  • iloveyou
  • 12345678
  • xyz123

DOs:

  • Change your password often
  • Every 120 days your password will expire; make sure you change it before your account is blocked due to password expiry
  • Make your password difficult to guess

DON’Ts:

  • Share your password with anyone
  • Perform financial transactions in public networks
  • Write it down and keep it on your desk or anywhere others can access easily
  • Avoid using the same password on multiple websites, all your accounts could be compromised in one go