Change Your eSTORM Password | Southwestern Illinois College


    If you can login to your eSTORM account…

    1. Go to estorm.swic.edu and login.
    2. Click on Main Menu, in the upper left.
    3. Click on the Password Change link.
    4. Enter your current password, then select a new password and confirm the new password.
    5. Click on the Change Password button.
    6. A pop-up box will let you know if the password change was successful.

    If you don’t know your eSTORM password…

    You will need your student ID, Social Security number (SSN) and date of birth (DOB) to reset your eSTORM password. For help retrieving your student ID number, click here.

    1. Go to estorm.swic.edu
    2. Click on the “Reset/change eSTORM password?” link (under the eSTORM Login Help header)
      1. Enter your Student ID, SSN and DOB
      2. Check the Electronic Signature box
      3. Click on Validate My Information
    3. Once this is complete, click the “Home” link (upper-right portion of the screen)
    4. Your username will be your student id number
    5. Follow these steps to enter your default password into the password field:
      1. Step 1: Enter a dollar sign “$” and a CAPITAL “W”
      2. Step 2: Enter the last four digits of your SSN
      3. Step 3: Enter your two-digit birth month, then your two-digit birth day
      4. Example: If your SSN is XXX-XX-6789 and your date of birth is March 1, your password would be: $W67890301
    6. Click Login
    7. You will be told your password is expired; click the link to change your password
    8. You may be asked to fill out security questions (if you haven’t answered them yet)
      1. Answer at least 4 questions
      2. Click Save
    9. Retype the initial default password in the top field that says Current Password (example: $W67890301)
    10. Create a new password, then re-type this new password in the Confirm Password field
      1. Password requirements for eSTORM are as follows:
        1. Must be between 8 and 16 characters long
        2. Your password should be a combination of letters and numbers
        3. You will need one of the following special characters:   !   #   $   %   *   (   )   ?   –   _
        4. May not contain part of your name or student ID number
        5. You can’t reuse previous passwords
    11. A pop-up box will let you know if the password change was successful.
    12. Changing your eSTORM password will also change your email, Blackboard, SWIC Alert and campus Wi-Fi passwords

    I’m getting the error message “Password does not match current value (48, 18)”!

    If you reset your password using the “Reset/Change eSTORM Password?” link, make sure you are entering the default password in the Current Password field.

    Some browsers will save passwords, and your browser could be saving the incorrect password. Make sure you type all passwords and do not rely on the browser (especially if you are on a shared/public computer).

    What is the default password?

    Follow these steps to enter your default password into the password field:

    1. Step 1: Enter a dollar sign “$” and a CAPITAL “W”
    2. Step 2: Enter the last four digits of your SSN
    3. Step 3: Enter your two-digit birth month, then your two-digit birth day
    4. Example: If your SSN is XXX-XX-6789 and your date of birth is March 1, your password would be: $W67890301

    How do I choose a secure password?

    1. Use a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. Special characters are the characters above the numbers on your keyboard and any punctuation.
    2. Use a combination of upper and lowercase letters.
    3. Do not use consecutive characters.
    4. Do not use passwords that are based on personal information that can be easily accessed or guessed.

    When do passwords expire?

    eSTORM passwords expire every 90 days.

    Why should I change my password frequently?

    Passwords are a common form of authentication and are often the only barrier between a user and your personal information. There are several programs that attackers can use to help guess or “crack” passwords, but by choosing good passwords and keeping them confidential, you can make it more difficult for an unauthorized person to access your information. It also is helpful to change your password frequently and to avoid reusing old passwords.

    I still need help, who can I contact?

    Help is available through the Technology Assistance Center.

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