Password change


LSE has a password policy in place to make sure that passwords overall are stronger and your data is safer. Every January, in line with this password policy, all staff and students who haven't changed their LSE IT passwords in the last year will be prompted to, and will be unable to access LSE resources until they do so.

Changing your password

  • On a campus Windows PC: log in, press <CTRL>+<ALT>+<DEL> and choose Change password
  • Off-campus, on a Mac or your own laptop: Log into LSE For You and click Account Management | Change Password. This method also shows you the strength of your chosen password
  • Off-campus via the Remote Desktop: Log into the Remote Desktop, click Start | Windows Security | Change Password

For more detailed instructions, see How to Change Your LSE Password [pdf].

Passwords must:

  • Be at least 8 characters long
  • Contain at least one uppercase letter and at least one lower case letter
  • Contain at least one number or punctuation character
  • Include only characters supported on campus machines (avoid international characters)
  • Not be a dictionary word
  • Be less than 12 months old

See our guide to creating a strong password.

After you have changed your password:

If you are using a Mac workstation or Mac laptop that was set up by LSE IMT, after you've changed your password there are further steps you may want to take. See Changing passwords for LSE Apple Mac.

Changing an expired password

If your LSE password has expired you can renew it using LSE Workspace. There is a link for resetting on your password in the top right of the Workspace home page.

Please note that you will be required to enter your old credentials so this method is not suitable if you have forgotten your password.


Experiencing problems? Get in touch.

Staff and Research students please contact the IT Service Desk
020 7107 5000,, Walk-In Centre STC.S198

Taught students please contact the IT Help Desk
020 7955 6728,, Help Desk 1st floor of the Library or Laptop Surgery, STC.S198