Faculty & Staff Password Management Help

Starting December 7th, 2015, you are required to change your password to meet our new password complexity rules.  Our new Universal Login system also has a built in password recovery tool that will allow you to regain access to your account, in the event you forget your password.  Please follow all of the steps below, depending on how you may login.

If you will log in, on campus, from your COS computer, click here.

If you will log in using your COS VPN connection, click here.

If you will log in from an outside location through a web browser, follow the instructions below:

Logging into the website/email from outside of COS for the first time

Step 1 - Open your browser to https://portalguard.cos.edu and enter your username & existing password.
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Your new password will have the following requirements:
  • Be at least 8 Characters.
  • Include at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter and one number.
  • Cannot be the same password currently used nor the previous password.
  • Cannot contain 4 letters or more of any portion of your email address or your name.
  • Cannot change passwords more than once a day.
  • Password will expire in 180 days (reminders are sent prior to the expiration date).
Last Updated: 2/9/2016 9:02 AM