How do I change my Office 365 password for PRF?


This article provides step--by-step instructions for how Purdue Research Foundation employees can change their Microsoft365 password.


NOTE:  These instructions are only for Purdue Research Foundation employees.

  1. Open a browser and go to
  2. After logging in to Office 365 with your full email address and password, click the 'Settings' icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.  
  3. Select 'Options' from the menu given. 
    OWA Settings
  4. You will be directed to the 'My Account' page. 
  5. The right side of that page is titled: 'Shortcut to Other Things You Can Do'. Click the 'Change your password' link. 
    Change Password
  6. Enter the old password in the 'Old password' field. 
  7. Enter the new password in the 'New password' field and again in the 'Confirm new password' field. Office 365 passwords must follow these requirements:
    1. Use 8 to 16 characters
    2. Microsoft 365 requires a strong password (the Password strength bar will be green in color).  To be considered a strong password, it must contain at least 3 of the following:
      1. Lowercase characters
      2. Uppercase characters
      3. Numbers (0-9)
      4. Symbols, including:  ! @ # $ % ^ & * - _ + = [ ] { } | \ : ‘ , . ? / ` ~ “ < > ( ) ;
    3. Don't use your user name (the part of your user ID to the left of the @ symbol).
      Set Password
  8. Click 'Save' to save the password. Use the new password at the next login.  

NOTE:  Don’t forget to change any other devices (cell phones, tablets etc). 

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