Your password is the first line of protection for your accounts. It protects your email and stored files from being accessed by others and prevents others from sending emails in your name. Do not give your passwords to anyone, and do not write them down in a place others could find them.


Trinity students and employees have at least two passwords - one for logging onto the TU Network (LDAP) and one for Tmail. Trinity strongly encourages all users to set up 2-Step Verification for all Google accounts (Tmail, Drive, Calendar, etc.).


    Password Tips

    Changing Your TU Network Password

    Changing Your Tmail Password



Password Tips

While no password is 100% secure, there are steps you can take to make your password as hard to crack as possible. Follow this guide to create a strong password:


  • Change each password (particularly for important accounts) regularly.

  • Never use the same username and password for more than one account - if one password is hacked, it won't jeopardize any other accounts.

  • Hackers already know the most common tricks - a name backward, using a phone number, zip code, or other personal numbers, and substituting in characters (0 = O, $ = S, % = oo, 8 = B)

  • Use the whole keyboard, so if someone looks over your shoulder as you type, they will have difficulty following the strokes of both hands.


Long, cryptic passwords are the most secure but can be difficult to remember without password manager. Instead, start with a short sentence you already have memorized, like a phrase or song lyric, and take the first letter of each word to create a gibberish word that can't be found in a dictionary:

"Oh, say, can you see" becomes Oscys.


Combine accepted symbols (perhaps the # because it matches the number of characters in your new word) and numbers (O is the 15th letter of the alphabet) to create an extremely strong password:


Oscys#15 or #Oscys15 or Os#15cys


Changing Your TU Network Password

If you enrolled in Trinity Password Reset, you could reset your password anytime by answering the 3 security questions you submitted during enrollment. If you forget your password or have trouble with it and do not enroll, please contact ITS at x7409. ITS can reset passwords remotely but cannot look up your current password for your security.


  1. Go to Trinity Password Reset.

  2. Enroll if you have not already done so. This will allow you to reset your password if you forget it. 

  3. Select the Change [password] link. 

  4. Enter your username, then your old password in the Old Password box, and the new password in both the New Password and Confirm New Password boxes. Both the new password and confirmed password must match exactly. 

  5. The computer will confirm the change has taken place. 


Changing Your Tmail Password

If you wish to change your Tmail password yourself, simply log into your Tmail account, then follow these instructions:


  1. Click on the icon in the upper right

  2. Select Settings > Accounts tab

  3. Click on Google Account Settings and follow the instructions to create a new password (under Signing Into Google)


You can also call ITS at x7409 and request a Tmail password. Once your password is reset, you will be prompted to create a new one at login.



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