myLSU Portal: Password Management

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Please Note: Impending LSU Mail and myLSU Synchronization

Currently, the LSU community maintains both LSU Mail and myLSU credentials

  • LSU Mail is used to authenticate into Office 365 services like Outlook and Skype for Business.
  • myLSU credentials are used to authenticate into on-premises services like desktops, lab equipment, and myLSU. 

However, LSU ITS is synchronizing the two accounts so that users will only have to maintain one set of credentials - their myLSU credentials. Please read below for more information regarding the upcoming changes to myLSU and LSUMail:

  • Your department will adapt this change sometime between September and December of 2018
  • After your departmental synchronization you will be prompted to re-authenticate into services currently authenticated via LSU Mail credentials (e.g. Outlook, Skype for Business, Outlook on mobile phones, etc.)
  • Secondary accounts will also be impacted.
    • If the secondary account is used only to access a mailbox, note that the account will still take the myLSU credentials.
    • You may wish to prepare for this change by verifying you still have access to the secondary account's myLSU credentials

General Information

You can manage the passwords for ALL of your LSU accounts in one place with the myLSU Portal.   (View the myLSU Portal: Overview for more information.)

Accounts & IDs:  (1) PAWS ID,  (2) Mainframe ID,  (3) LSUMail Email Account  (Faculty & Staff*)
  *Some exceptions apply.

Password FAQs

How do I Reset & Change my Passwords?

How do I Use Passphrases & Passwords?

How do I Choose & Protect my Passwords?

LSUMail Password Policies & Security Levels

PAWS Password Policies & Security Levels

Password Requirements

You are Required to have at least one of the following in your LSUMail Password:

  • A Lower Case Letter    ( abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz )
  • A Number:    ( 0123456789 )
  • A Special Character:    ( `~!@#$%^&*()_+-={}[]|\:";'?/,.  )

The special characters allowed depend on the type of the account:

  • Special Characters for LSUMail    ( `~!@#$%^&*()_+-={}[]|\:";'?/,. )
  • Special Characters for PAWS & All Other LSU Accounts    ( `~!@#$%^&*()_+-={}|:";'?/,.<> SPACE )

Password Management

1. Log into the myLSU Portal.  (

2. Click Personal Preferences | Password Management.

3. Select the Account that you want to Reset the Password on.  Accounts which are available to you will display in the drop-down list.

Select a User ID, and click the "Change Password" button.

How To Change Your Password?

Change Your PAWS Password

Change Your LSUMail Password

Change Your Mainframe Password.   (You MUST manually change your password the next time you log in.)

11/7/2018 12:59:45 PM