Information Systems notifies you by email when it is time to change your campus computing password. You will receive email messages 9, 6, and 3 days before your password expires. The subject line of these messages will include the number of days until your password's expiration. Change your password before its expiration to avoid losing access to important computing resources! Read below for instructions on how to change your password. 

Don't wait! Change your password every 6 months to prevent it from expiring.

eIRB and Titanium users: Reference the eIRB and Titanium section below due to different standards.

If you use additional mobile computing device, such as a smartphone or tablet, it is critical that you change your email and wireless password on the device.  Multiple failed login attempts with incorrect credentials will lock your account.


To Change Your Password

If you are a student and need to change your password and/or your myDeacNet account information
If you are a NOT a student and need to change your password

To change your password on campus with your computer:

  • Make sure you are using your campus computer and are logged into the campus network (DEACNET).
  • Press Ctrl. + Alt + Delete simultaneously
  • Click "Change a password..."
  • Type your current password
  • Select a new password and type it in the fields provided. You cannot reuse your current password or any of your 5 previous passwords.
  • Your password is now synchronized! Please wait approximately one hour for the update to take place across all computing services.
To change your password on a Wake Forest Computer from off campus:
  • Login to VPN
  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete
  • Click "Change a password..."
  • Follow the prompts
To change your password when using a non-Wake Forest device: 
  • Log in to WIN
  • Select Personal
    • For MyDeacNet users, select "Manage myDeacnet Account/Change Password"
    • For non MyDeacNet users, select "Change WIN Password and Clue"
  • Select Change Password and Clue
  • Follow the prompts
To change your password on a Wake Forest MacBook Pro:
  • Log in to WIN
  • Select Personal
  • Select "Change WIN Password and Clue"
  • Follow the prompts
  • Change your local password 

Password Tips and Requirements

The best passwords are easily remembered by you, but not easily guessed by anyone else.
For example: "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" combined with your high school graduation year or last four digits of your home phone would produce iltttwts98 or iltttwts7743.
Remember, pAssWorDs are case sensitive!

eIRB and Titanium Users Password Guidelines

Your new eIRB password:
  • Must be at least six characters long
  • Must include all three of the following items
    • English uppercase character(s) (A through Z)
    • English lowercase character(s) (a through z)
    • Numeral(s) (0 – 9)
  • Cannot be a repeat of any of your previous eight passwords
  • Cannot contain your username and/or any part of your name
  • Avoid the use of punctuation marks or symbols

Helpful information:

    • REMEMBER, you must be on campus or use a VPN connection to change your password.
    • After changing your password,
      • Re-start your computer.
      • Wait approximately 24 hours before trying to log in.
    • Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome work best with eIRB.
    • Your browser must have cookies enabled.
    • A VPN connection is no longer required for access to eIRB.

To log in to eIRB go to

    • In the blue login box, select "private computer" and enter your new password.
    • Select "WFU Reynolda IRB" or "Wake Forest Baptist Health IRB".

What services are synchronized with one password?

Password Synchronized Services


All Banner Services

Wake Forest Email

Your computer login

Campus wireless network





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