Use to enroll in the Password Reset Tool, change your current password,
reset your current password, or unlock your account.
If your account keeps getting locked out after a password reset, please view our troubleshooting steps.
The Password Reset Tool is an online service that offers members of the SMU community the ability to manage their SMU login credentials 24/7 without the need to contact the IT Help Desk.
The Enroll step must be completed with a working SMU ID
and password. During this initial step, the individual will configure a
series of security questions. The questions are provided but the individual
must provide the appropriate answers.
The Reset is used when the individual does not have a working
password and has previously completed the enrollment step outlined above.
During this process, the individual provides their SMU ID number. They
are then presented with the questions configured during enrollment. If
the correct answers are provided, the individual can then reset their SMU
The Change feature is used when the individual knows their
SMU password and simply wishes to change that password prior to the expiration
date. If a password has expired but was not changed in time, this is the
best option to use as well. This process requests your SMU ID number and
current password in addition to selecting a new password. The security
questions are not presented during this step.
The Unlock feature will allow you to unlock your account.
After a certain number of incorrect login attempts, your SMU account may
become locked. If your are certain the password is correct, try unlocking
the account first. Once unlocked the password should be accepted by the
Your SMU Password
Your SMU Password is set to automatically expire after 365 days. In most
cases, you will receive several email notifications prior to the expiration.
All passwords must meet certain requirements. You can view the current password requirements and
suggestions for selecting a secure password on Box.
If you are using an SMU laptop and change your password from off campus, you will need to login with your old password and then connect to VPN. Once the VPN connection is established, the computer should synchronize the newly updated password.