Change my UniKey password

Creating a password that is difficult to guess improves the security of your account. Your new UniKey password must:

  • contain both upper and lower case letters and at least one number
  • be between eight and sixteen characters long
  • not contain these characters: & < | : or the space character
  • not be based on an English word or contain your UniKey.
  • not be the same as one of your last 10 passwords.

Your password can only be changed once every 24 hours.

For ideas on how to create a strong password, staff members should visit ICT Ask Sydney. If you are a student, please visit the Student IT website.

To change your UniKey password you need to:

  1. Forget the wireless network - Forget the UniSydney wireless network from your smartphone, laptop and/or tablet, see instructions for specific devices, AND set all your peripheral devices to Aeroplane Mode to ensure they are not connected to the network.
  2. Change your password below:
    • Type your UniKey in the UniKey field
    • Type your current UniKey password in the Current password field
    • Type your new UniKey password in the New password field
    • Type your new UniKey password in the Confirm new password field
    • Click Submit new password
  3. For Windows users on the MCS Domain only - Lock your computer (Windows Key and L) and unlock it with the NEW password. If the old password still works please wait ~15 minutes and ensure your computer is connected to the University network.
  4. Update your email password - Update the email apps on your smartphone, laptop and/or tablet with your new password. See instructions for iPhone/iPad and Android devices.
  5. Reconnect to wireless - Reconnect to the UniSydney wireless network on your smartphone, laptop and or tablet with your new password.

If you are a student, please refer to detailed instructions on the Student IT website.
If you are a staff member, please refer to detailed instructions on the ICT Ask Sydney website.