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Change Your Stevenson Password

Summary: Instructions on how to change your Stevenson password when it is about to expire, or if you have forgotten your password.

  1. Prerequisites
  2. Notifications
  3. Password Rules & Requirements
  4. Changing Your Password



While working through this tutorial, you will need the following information...

  1. Your username and password for your Stevenson email account.
  2. Access to your mobile phone or personal email account (if you have forgotten your password)



Your Stevenson password will expire, and need to be changed, every 90-days. You may change your password more frequently if you wish, but you will be required to change it every 90-days. Beginning 15-days prior to your password expiring, you will start to receive a daily email alert. This alert will tell you how many days are left before your password will expire, along with a link to reset your password, and links to instructions on how to reset your password. Below is an example email...

Dear Pat Riot,

Your Adlai E. Stevenson High School password will expire in 15 days.

To change your password, please visit

For instructions on how to change your SHS password, you can refer to the following links:


Microsoft KB:

If you are having any problems, please contact Stevenson's Network Services team.

Thank you,
SHS Network Services


Password Rules & Requirements

Before changing your password, please note that passwords MUST meet the following rules & requirements:

Maximum Password Age: 90 days

Passwords will expire every 90 days

Minimum Password Age: 7 days

Once you reset your password, that new password cannot be changed, and must remain active, for seven (7) days. If you feel your password has been compromised during that seven (7) day period, contact Information Services to have your password reset.

Enforce Password History: 4 passwords remembered

You cannot change/reset your password to the last four (4) passwords used.

Minimum Password Length: 8 characters

Passwords must be a minimum of eight (8) characters in length.

Password Complexity: Passwords must meet the following minimum requirements...

  • Not contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters
  • Be at least eight (8) characters in length
  • Contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
    • English lowercase characters (a through z)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)


Changing Your Password

Open a web browser, and visit (or click the link in the password expiration notification email).

Your web browser will be redirected to a Microsoft Azure login. On the initial screen, enter your email address in the text field, and click the Continue button.


If you have created a personal Microsoft account with your email address, the Microsoft Azure system may ask if you wish to login with a Work or school account or a Personal account. If you are presented with this option, click theWork or school account (Created by your IT department) box.


The Microsoft Azure system will find your Work/School email account in the system, and a Stevenson logo should appear on the page. In the Email or Phone field, enter your email account, and in the Password field, enter your current Stevenson password, then click the Sign In button.


You are now logged into your Microsoft Azure User Portal. To change your password, click the icon next to your first name in the upper right corner of the page, then click the Profile from the dropdown that appears.


In the profile section, click the Change password link on the right side of the page.


A new Change Password window or tab will open (depending on your web browser settings). Enter the requested information in the fields, and click the submit button when finished.


When the password change completes successfully, you will be redirected back to your Microsoft Azure User Portal profile page.

The password change has now been successfully completed. Within about 30-seconds, your new password will be active.


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