Using the Password Manager

The Password Manager allows students, faculty and staff at Appalachian State University to establish or update a secure account password. Campus networks and information systems require both a username and the account password for authentication purposes. The Password Manager requires the user to enter a valid Appalachian username and to authenticate with an existing account password or to enter unique identifiable information to establish or change the account password.

All students, faculty and staff at Appalachian are assigned a username and email account. The username is created using last name along with first and middle initial. A duplicate name requires that a numerical digit be added to the username. Student usernames, in some instances, may be structured using the students' initials and five numerical digits.

The Appalachian email account is the username with the This account is used for all official University communication by students, faculty and staff for both instructional and administrative purposes.