NetID - Modifying your Account

This document provides a step-by-step walk-through for modifying your NetID account. The account modification tool allows you to activate missing services, reset your password, change your account recovery questions, and set up a mail forward.

Log into the NetID Account Modification Tool

Activate Services

  • This section allows you activate any services that you are missing. You may be missing services because you changed your status at UW-Madison (for example, but not limited to: from an applicant to a full student, a student to an employee, or from a hospital employee to a TA or teaching position). When this happens, the central services for which you are eligible may change.
  • If you are eligible for new services, they will be listed on the final screen, along with details about those services.

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Reset NetID Password

  • This section allows you to change your password. Once you have entered your new password, click the Modify Account button at the bottom of the page to save the changes. If you have forgotten your password, follow the instructions in NetID - Resetting a Forgotten Password.

    netid account modfication home page

Change Account Recovery Questions

  • This section allows you to delete existing questions and/or add new questions for account recovery purposes. Once you have modified your questions, click the Modify Account button at the bottom of the page to save the changes.

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Mail Forwarding

It is no longer possible to set mail forwards using the NetID Modification Utility. To set a mail forward, please refer to WiscMail / WiscMail Plus - Forwarding Email.

Viewing NetID Account Modification Summary Page

  • After the Modify Account button is pressed, a summary page will show the changes that were made.

    NetID Account Modification Summary Page




  • Keywords: netid account modifying modified reset password security services activate email wiscmail forward address recovery questions change delete   Doc ID: 4612
    Owner: Joe T.Group: Access Management Services
    Created: 2006-04-13 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2013-02-01 14:50 CDT
    Sites: Access Management Services, DoIT Help Desk, Middleware, My UW-Madison Portal