If you are a Mid-State student or employee, and you’ve forgotten your Mid-State network password (passphrase) or wish to change it, you can reset it on your own with the Password Reset Tool.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a passphrase?
A passphrase is a significantly longer password made up of a unique sequence of words. Mid-State’s network passwords are now required to be in the form of a passphrase.
Mid-State network passphrase requirements:
- 16–30 characters.
- New passphrases should be unique. Do not enter a passphrase that has been used previously.
We recommend that you string together unrelated words into a phrase you can remember. The more unrelated, random, and nonsensical the words seem when put together, the stronger your passphrase will be.
Note: You can add special characters or a mix of lower case and upper case letters if you prefer, but these are not required.
- What will I need to complete a password reset?
For security purposes, during the reset process you will need to access the personal email account or cell phone that Mid-State has on file for you. To update your personal email or cell phone on file, please contact us at 888.575.6782 during normal business hours.
- What are the system requirements for a password reset?
The reset tool is compatible with the current version of any modern browser (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari).
Still need help? Contact the Help Desk . (If urgent call 877.469.6782 or ext. 5555.)