Accounts and Users

3 Passwords and Usernames

Change a password

"" See Changing Your Password in the Pressbooks Userguide.

Note: The profile page can also be accessed from Users > Your Profile on the Dashboard menu.

Reset a password

If you forget your password, you can request that a new one to be generated and emailed to you. The system does not allow you to retrieve an existing password; it must be reset. This is how:

  1. Go to the login page for Pressbooks.
  2. Underneath the login box, click on “Lost your password?”""
  3. Enter your username or, if you cannot remember your username, enter the email address used to create this account.
  4. Click “Get New Password.”""
  5. You will receive an email that contains your username and a link to reset your password. If you do not receive an email within a few minutes, check the Junk or Spam folder in your email account.
  6. After clicking on the link, you will be redirected to the “Reset Password” page.
  7. You can accept the “strong” password provided by the system by clicking on “Reset Password” or clear this field and create your own.
  8. The system will judge the strength of your password as you enter it. The criteria for a strong password include:
    • lots of characters (12 mentioned here)
    • upper and lower case letters, along with numbers and symbols""
  9. Once your password has been reset, you can log in.""

Retrieve username

If you forget your username, use the Lost your password? link to retrieve it. This features provides a lost username by entering the email address used to create an account. (See Reset a Password.)

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Passwords and Usernames by Lauri M. Aesoph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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