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Brief: 

This article explains how to change your password from on or off campus.  Note: If you have an OP owned Apple computer we recommend you use the following method How do I change my Apple password from on campus? to avoid problems with your Apple keychain.

 

Detail:

Option 1 - On or off campus

  1. Go to http://changepassword.op.ac.nz in a web browser on any internet connected device
  2. Enter your username.
  3. Type in the current password you want to change.
  4. Next, type in your new password. (Make sure it is at least 16 characters long.) 
  5. Retype it to verify the password.
  6. Click Submit

Option 2 - On campus OP owned Windows computers

Step 1: Log onto an Otago Polytechnic computer

  1. When on campus, using a Windows computer;
  2. Log onto the Otago Polytechnic network, as you normally would do using your current username and password
  3. When the desktop loads, you can then change your password by simultaneously pressing the <Ctrl>,<Alt> and <Delete> keys. This will bring up the screen that allows the password change.
  4. Click on the “Change Password” option

Step 2: Change your password

Windows will already know who you are.

  1. Type in the current password you want to change.
  2. Next, type in your new password. (Make sure it is at least 16 characters long.) 
  3. Retype it to verify the password.

When you type your password into any of the password fields, the password will not be shown. Instead, the password will be shown as a series of black dots.
When typing in the new password, you will need to do it twice to verify the spelling of the new password. It is not shown in clear text for security reasons.

You will also need update your password on any device that syncs your OP email account otherwise your account will get locked out.

Remember your new password, and keep it secret, keep it safe! Try to change it each semester to ensure your OP user account is secure.

Further information:

contact: Service Desk through case creation.