NetID

What Is the Service?

MSU NetIDs are assigned to all current faculty, staff, students and retirees. A NetID is a unique alphanumeric identifier auto-generated from the user's name.

Your NetID is your personal identifier at MSU and serves as your login to many university computing and networking services. Your NetID also determines your MSU email address which is netid@msu.edu (e.g. the NetID msuspartan would have the email address msuspartan@msu.edu).

Commonly Used Actions

The information below should help you complete many commonly used actions.

  • Request a PIN:

    Request a PIN to reset an unknown password for a NetID using either option below:

    • Call the MSU ID Office at 517-355-4500 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-4:45pm EST) Faster Option

    • Complete the Request a PIN form

  • Change a Known Password:

    A known NetID password can be changed on the NetID website (https://netid.msu.edu/change-netid-password.html)

  • Disable a NetID:

    Request that a NetID which is no longer needed be disabled using the Disable a NetID form.

  • Request a NetID Change:

    Request that an existing NetID be changed on the NetID site (https://netid.msu.edu/manage/change-netid.html)

  • Request a NetID:

    Persons who are affiliated with the University may have their affiliated department request a login-only FPID NetID. FPID NetIDs do not have email access but can be setup to login to MSU systems. These NetIDs have a start and end date and therefore do not incur a monthly fee.

    Persons not affiliated with MSU are not eligible to receive a NetID.

Additional Information

Visit https://netid.msu.edu for more information.

 
Change a Known NetID Password Disable a NetID Report Duplicate ID Request a NetID Change Request a PIN Request Affiliated FPID

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The ID Office maintains NetIDs and has instructions how to activate on their website, which this article links to.
The ID Office maintains good instructions for how to activate your NetID.
The ID Office maintains the process to change NetIDs. They have a form (linked in this article) you can use to request the change.
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Created
Sun 2/5/23 3:50 PM
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Service Offerings (6)

Change a Known NetID Password
A known NetID password can be changed on the NetID website
Disable a NetID
Request a NetID which is no longer needed be disabled
Report Duplicate ID
Report a duplicate ID(s) for an individual so that the duplicate record(s) can be merged into a single entry
Request a NetID Change
Request that an existing NetID be changed on the NetID site
Request a PIN
All MSU faculty, staff, and affiliated persons need a 4-digit PIN is needed to activate a NetID for the first-time or to reset a forgotten NetID password.
Request Affiliated FPID NetID
Persons who are affiliated with MSU but are not employees, students or retirees may have a need for an MSU login. This type of login must be sponsored by a current MSU employee.