Accounts and Users

3 Passwords and Usernames

Last update: Feb 21/20


Change a password

"" See Changing Your Password in the Pressbooks User Guide.

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

Reset a password

If you forget your password, a new one can be generated and emailed to you. The system does not allow the retrieval of an existing password; it must be reset. See below for 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 can’t remember it, 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:
    • 12 characters
    • upper and lower case letters
    • 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. (See Reset a password.)

The below videos are from the Pressbooks Video Tutorial Series.


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