Change LTU password

Published: 29 September 2016

Employees must change their password at 24-month intervals. Thirty days before the change is scheduled, you get a reminder when you log in to the computer. If you do not change the password within 30 days, you are shut out from the network.


  1. Staff member at LTU


Before you change password

Think on how to create a "strong" password

  • Make it at least 12 characters long
  • To make it easier for you to remember and choosing a password you can use a sentence. For example: "I am 35 years old and work as a teacher!" or "My car is 6 years old and Blue!" (Don't use these specific examples, though)
  • A strong password should contain at least one uppercase and one lowercase character and either a special character or a number. 

ITS-admin (VPN if outside of campus)

  1. Start by logging on the ITS-Admin (link below).
  2. Click on Change password.
  3. Enter your current password in the Current LTU-password field.
  4. Enter the new password in the New LTU-password field and in the Re-enter new LTU-password field. The password rules can be found at the top of that page.
  5. Click on Save to activate the new password.

My LTU (works outside campus)

  1. Log in on My LTU (link below).
  2. Click on your name.
  3. Click on My account.
  4. Click on Change password.
  5. Follow the instructions for changing password.


If you use ITS-admin to change password you need to use VPN outside of campus.


If you have followed the information above and have a LTU administrated computer with Windows or Mac OS

The first time you log in to your comnputer after the password change, your computer should be connected with a network cable to the LTU network for the password to be applied to the computer.

We therefore recommend that your computer is connected with network cable at the university when you change password.

Following characters are accepted:
A – Z, a – z och 0 – 9 and also this special charaters: ~ !  @  #  $  %  ^  &  (  )  _  +  -   =  {  }  [  ]  |   :  ;  <  > ’ (single situation mark )  ” (double situation mark)  , (come sign) and . (dot)

Following characters are accepted but should be avoided:
* ? \ / and space.