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Academic Technology Launchpad: Change or Reset Your Password

Student Technology Help Desk

Access your student account

**Effective Oct 2, 2023 - New and updated passwords must be at least 14 characters long. Learn more**

Forgot your Password?find username

Usernamebefore the @ in your college email address   

Madison College email = 

An email account is automatically created for you after you are admitted to a program or enroll.

First time setting up an account?

Entra Self-Service Password Reset

Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)

If you have previously registered a personal email address (likely when you first logged in to your account), enter your and proceed to reset your password at:

If you do not have any methods previously registered, follow the directions in the Forgot your Password? box above to reset your password. Questions? Call Student Technology Help 608.243.4444

Update your account information

Account and Password FAQs


Effective Oct 2, 2023 - New and updated passwords must be at least 14 characters long

Minimum Password / Passphrase Policy for College Accounts 

Length - your Password must be at least 14 characters long. Maximum length 25.

Complexity -  your Password should contain at least one (1) character from three (3) of the following categories: 

  • Uppercase letters (A-Z)
  • Lowercase letters (a-z)
  • Digits (0-9)
  • Special characters ( ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * _ - + = ` | \ ( ) { } [ ] : ; " ' < > , . ? /)


  • Do not use your name as part of the password.
  • Follow on screen prompts to help create a secure password. 

Changing your Password

  • Do not reuse passwords. 
  • Change your password often.
  • Don't get locked out - After changing your password, remember to update your personal computer and mobile accounts right away on your personal computers or mobile devices for any college accounts  (Blackboard, email, MC-Secure wireless,...) Your account may become locked if a device tries to connect unsuccessfully too many times.

How do I create a good passphrase?

EASY ways to come up with a memorable passphrase:

  • String together several words.
  • Create a short sentence.
  • Create an acronym -- combine the first letter of each word in a phrase to create a new word.


Password length and complexity, and changing passwords periodically, helps ensure the security of your network account, and college network security.