ESFiD setup and management for Faculty and Staff
This process helps you set up your ESFiD for first use. It will also allow you to reset your password or unlock your ESF user account (ESFiD) whenever you need to do so. Before you can use your ESFiD for all current and future purposes, you need to set it up. The setup process asks you to provide alternate means to identify yourself in the event that your password does not work for whatever reason. This will allow you to setup and maintain your account in the future even if you have forgotten your password or if your account is ever locked out (due to, for example, too many incorrect log in attempts).
STOP: Please be sure that you have activated your SU NetID at https://selfserv.syr.edu before setting up your ESFiD.
ESFiD Setup process:
Step 1: Follow the "ESFiD Setup" link below and log in using your current ESF credentials (username and password). This is the same username and password you use to access your ESF email. In most cases, the username for the recovery portal is your NetID@esf.edu. It is important to remember the '@esf.edu' portion of the username when logging in to the portal.
Example: The ESF employee 'Staff Person' uses a username of sperson when accessing their ESF email. Their portal username is then firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Set a new password if asked to do so.
NOTE: You may be asked to reset your password before you can proceed regardless of your current password's age.
NOTE: Setting or resetting your password in the cloud affects all uses of the ESFiD. If you change your password, you will need to update it everywhere you use your ESFiD (e.g. on email account setup on phones/tablets and campus wireless connection profiles).
ESFiD password requirements are as follows:
- Passwords must be at least 13 characters long (a combination of letters, number and symbols). CNS recommends at least 12 characters. Remember that longer passwords are more secure.
- Consider using a longer phrase to improve security and help you remember. Example: "Oakie is our 2018 mascot."
- Passwords must contain items from each from the following 4 categories:
- Special character (e.g. #,$,%,^, etc.) Note: please resist using the @, &, /, \, or = symbols in your password.
- Capital letter (A,B,C, D, etc.)
- Lower-case letter (a,b,c,d, etc.)
- Numeric character (1,2,3,4, etc.)
Step 3: Set and confirm your Self-Service Password Recovery Portal options.
You need to complete 2 of the 3 password recovery methods presented and then confirm your settings to finish the process.
That's it! Once registered, you can change your ESFiD password, or unlock your account, at any time from anywhere on any device (from the links below).
====> Click here to begin ESFiD setup <===
Once set up is complete, you can access Office 365 and Microsoft Office download via https://portal.office.com
Forgot your ESFiD password? Need to Change/Recover your password?
ESFiD password change/recovery:
After setup, you can use the following to change your ESFiD password or unlock your account or simply go to https://portal.office.com and click the "Forgot password" link:
====> I Do NOT know my ESFiD password and need to change it <====
====> I know my ESFiD password and I just want to change it <====
ESFiD account/Office365 Profile management:
Click the link below, sign in, and then click your name in the upper right-hand corner of the window.
====> Manage your ESFiD account settings <====
====> Change your password recovery options <====