Passwords and Usernames

Change a password

"" See Changing Your Password in the Pressbooks User Guide.

Note: The profile page can also be accessed from Users > Your Profile on the Dashboard menu.

Reset a password

If you forget your password, a new one can be generated and emailed to you. The system does not allow the retrieval of an existing password; it must be reset. See below for how.

    • Underneath the login box, click on “Lost your password?”
    • Enter your username or, if you can’t remember it, enter the email address used to create this account.
    • Click “Get New Password.”


    • You will receive an email that contains your username and a link to reset your password. If you do not receive an email within a few minutes, check the Junk or Spam folder in your email account.

Reset Password Page

  • After clicking on the link, you will be redirected to the “Reset Password” page.
  • You can accept the “strong” password provided by the system by clicking on “Reset Password” or clear this field and create your own.
  • The system will judge the strength of your password as you enter it. The criteria for a strong password include:
    • 12 characters
    • upper and lower case letters
    • numbers and symbols
  • Once your password has been reset, you can log in.

Retrieve username

If you forget your username, use the Lost your password? link to retrieve it. (See Reset a password.)


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