MWSU Password Services

Missouri Western Main Sign-in Page


Password Requirements

Missouri Western requires strong passwords to help prevent account compromises. Passwords must meet the following complexity requirements:

  • Passwords must be at least 8 characters long
  • The password must contain:
    • Uppercase & lowercase letters (including A - Z, and/or Greek, Cyrillic, & Asian characters)
    • Numbers 0 - 9
    • Non-alphanumeric characters (special characters): (~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;”‘<>,.?/) 
Note: Currency symbols (e.g., Euro (€), British Pound (£), & Yen (¥), etc.) are not allowed.

  • Passwords may not contain: 
    • First, last name, or the initials of
    • Birth date
    • Social Security number
    • MWSU username
    • G-Number

Password complexity requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.

Resetting/Changing Your Password

In the event you have forgotten, or wish to change your MWSU password, there are multiple ways to do so.

Changing Your Password
If for whatever reason you feel you need to change your password the "Change Password" option is available from the main MWSU sign-in page.

Click the option and enter your old password, then create a new password that complies with the MWSU Password Requirements (listed above)

Note: to change your password you must know your username and current password.


Missouri Western Change Password Page



Forgotten Password
If you have forgotten only the password to your MWSU Account, click the option on the main MWSU sign in page.

Enter your MWSU username and your G-Number. (If you do not know your MWSU usename or your G-number, continue to the Account Lookup section of this article.)

Note: when entering your G-Number you must include the "G" followed by the eight numbers in your G-Number

Once you have press the begin button you will be taken to a page that will require you to answer one of your three security questions that were set by you when creating your MWSU account.

If you cannot remember the answers to your security questions or answer incorrectly and lockout your account you will need to take alternate steps to have the password manually reset for you.

You will need to send your G-Number and a picture of a photo ID to helpdesk@missouriwestern.edu (This is needed to remotely verify your identity)

Once your identity is verified your account will be reset and you will be able to create a new password and set 3 new security questions.



Missouri Western Forgot/Change Password Page



Account Lookup

If you are uncertain of your MWSU username or G-Number there is an account lookup option available when you go to create a new password through the "Forgot/Change Password" page (pictured above)

In order to look up your MWSU account information you must provide the last four digits of your social security number, your entire birthdate in MMDDYYY format, and you last name associated with your MWSU account.

After clicking the lookup button you will be directed to a page that lists your MWSU username and G-number.


Missouri Western Account Lookup Page
 
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