How to change your computer login password


While on the South Dakota Mines Campus log in to any school-owned computer. If using wireless Internet, ensure you are connected to the sdsmtwpa wireless network or, if you are off-campus, connect to the campus VPN before proceeding.


Campus-owned Windows 10/11 devices


  1. Press the ctrl-alt-del keys all at the same time on your computer keyboard.  

  2. Choose the Change Password option that appears on the screen.

  3. The Change Password dialog box will appear.  Enter your current password, along with your new password twice.

    • Please note that campus passwords for faculty and staff need to be at least 8 characters long, cannot closely resemble a previous password, and must contain 3 out of 4 of the following items: lowercase, uppercase, number, and symbol.

  4. Hit the Arrow button next to the last password box, and your password should be changed.

  5. Log Out/Sign Out of the computer and log back in, to verify that your password change has gone into effect.


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Thu 6/30/22 4:30 PM
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