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Change Password for a Shared NetID/UW Email

A Shared UW NetID is an account intended to be used by multiple people to access a shared resource such as a UW email.

Access is most often given simply by giving an employee the username and password to the account. Once they have that, they canĀ Add a Shared NetID Account to Outlook.

When someone leaves the organization or moves out of your department, it’s a good idea to change the password for the shared NetID account:

Note: You must be an owner or an administrator on the account to change the Password

  1. Go to Manage NetID Services
  2. Log in with your NetID credentials, if prompted
  3. Click Shared UW NetIDs from the Services Menu
  4. Click on the shared NetID you would like to change the password for under Your Shared UW NetIDs
  5. Click on Password from Services Menu
  6. Input the current password in Current Password field
  7. Type in the new password in the Password and Confirm Password fields
  8. If you have forgotten the password, click Reset a Forgotten password and follow the prompts

Call UW-IT at 206-221-5000 if you cannot recover the password.