How to change a StarID password

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Your Minnesota State StarID is a unique username and password that you use to login to certain Minnesota State network resources and all current WSU services such as your WSU e-mail, D2L Brightspace, OnTheHub, E-services, Web Printing, etc.

Every WSU student, faculty and staff member should know their Minnesota State StarID.

To change the password for your StarID, follow these instructions:

Changing your StarID password

1.Go to https://starid.minnstate.edu/ to reset your password.

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2.Choose reset my password then choose "I know my Tech ID (8 digit student ID)"

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3.You will either be prompted for your Social Security Number or to answer your StarID password security questions.

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4.Once you've completed step three, choose your new password. Make note of the password requirements below the text entry box and ensure you check the box acknowledging the terms of access.

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5.Once your password has been set it is recommended you update/add security questions that can help better protect your starID and password.

6.Please fill out all the security questions if prompted.

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7.Once your password has been set you will receive an email confirmation.

Updating your passwords (Windows)

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To update your computer password, the computer has to connect to campus.

You can connect to campus via wifi, an Ethernet cord, or via VPN.

If you use VPN, remember to enter your new password when connecting.

Once connected to campus, hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete then choose "Lock." To unlock the screen, enter your new password.

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If you use Microsoft Outlook, close and re-open it and you should be prompted to enter your StarID (with @winona.edu behind it) and your new password.

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365 logo2.png  Skype for Business

If you use Lync/Skype for Business, close and re-open it and you should be prompted to enter your full WSU email address, your StarID (with @winona.edu behind it) as username, and your new password.

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365 logo2.png  OneDrive for Business Sync Client

If you use the OneDrive for Business sync client, close and re-open it and you should be prompted to enter your StarID (with @winona.edu behind it) and your new password.

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Updating your passwords (Mac)

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To update your Mac login password, the Mac has to connect to campus.

You can connect to campus via wifi, an Ethernet adapter, or via VPN.

If you use VPN, remember to enter your new StarID password when connecting.

1. Click on the System Preferences icon on the Dock.

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2. From System Preferences select Users & Groups.

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3. Click on the lock icon to allow changes.

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4. System Preferences will prompt you to type in your old password.

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5. Click Change Password.

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6. In the first field type your old password, then type your new password in both the “New Password” and "Verify" fields.

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365 logo2.png  Microsoft Outlook

If you use Microsoft Outlook, close and re-open it and you should be prompted to enter your StarID (with @winona.edu behind it) and your new password.

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365 logo2.png  Skype for Business

If you use Lync/Skype for Business for Mac, close and re-open it or choose Sign Out from the Status menu at the top of your screen.

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If you use Lync/Skype for Business for Mac, close and re-open it and you should be prompted to enter your full WSU email address, your StarID (with @winona.edu behind it) as username, and your new password.

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365 logo2.png  OneDrive for Business Sync Client

If you use the OneDrive for Business sync client, close and re-open it and you should be prompted to enter your StarID (with @winona.edu behind it) and your new password.

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Additional Help

If by this point you are still having trouble updating your password, please contact Tech Support at 507-457-5240 or by stopping in at Somsen 207.