Web based password changing will only work from on-campus computers. From off campus the CU VPN must be installed and running before online password changing will work.
The URL for password changes is https://ibg.colorado.edu:901 Pages may be slow to load, please be patient.
The quick instructions: Follow the above link, login and enter your old (current) and new password at the appropriate places.
For more detailed instructions it is probably easiest to right-click on the above link and select
Open link in new window (or whatever is appropriate in your browser) so that these instructions can be seen at the same time as the password change window.
Before anything is shown on the web page a login window will be presented:
username and existing
password into the appropriate boxes. If you have multiple IBG passwords, this is the same username and password that you use to access IBG e-mail, such as Squirrelmail.
The browser will now show the SWAT page:
Click on the button.
Two password dialogs are displayed. Only the
Management section is important,
Management should be ignored.
- The appropriate
usernameshould already be entered into the
User Name :field.
- Enter your current
Old Password:field. This may be different from the
passwordjust used to access the this page. This password is the same as the one used to login to the IBG Windows domain (the one used when logging into Windows with
ctrl-alt-delete). It is probably the same as the password recently used, but it may not be.
- Choose a new password:
- Tips on choosing a strong password from ITS.
- The password should be 8 or more characters long
- Include upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation
- Do not use the characters
: # ' [ ]
- Do not use any dictionary word no matter how obscure
- Do not share your password with anybody
- IBG and ITS support people do not want or need your password
- Sharing of passwords is a direct violation of Section C.1.a of CU's Computing and Network Resources document.
- Enter your new
New Password :and
Re-type New Password :fields.
If the message shown is
The passwd for 'IBGuser' has been changed.
then the password has been updated. The e-mail and Windows passwords are now the same.
If the message shown is
Could not connect to machine 127.0.0.1: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
Old Password : password was incorrect. Try again taking care to enter the old password without typos, or perhaps trying a different password. If this message continues to appear then contact Jeff Lessem to reset your password.