Iaccounts is IUP’s account setup and password reset service. This is available for users to do first-time account set-ups, various password changes, and claiming alumni/former student accounts.
The iaccounts.iup.edu web page is split into three sections. If you have any issues with any of the processes below, you can log a ticket via ihelp. Active users are encouraged to use this option. However, if you are having issues with your MyIUP/Network password, or you are an alumni or former student, please call us at 724-357-4000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newly admitted students and employees will activate their IUP computing accounts using the options here.
To activate your account, you will use the New and Admitted Students account activation. You will enter your University ID (including the @ symbol), your date of birth in the format of MMDDYYYY (no dashes or slashes), and the email account that you provided to IUP. An email will be sent to this account to complete the activation of your account. After inputting the code, you will be given the option to add your phone number for the Self-Service Password Reset option and creating a password. The Self-Service Password Reset allows you to reset your password if you forget it. The last page in the process lists your MyIUP username and IUP email address.
Take the following link to the Employee Account Activation page. The page will ask for for your Employee Number, your date of birth as MMDDYYYY (no dashes or slashes), and the email address that you provided to IUP. You will then be able to register your phone number with IUP for the Self-Service Password Reset and set a password for your account. The Self-Service Password Reset allows you to reset your password if you forget it. The last page in the activation process lists your MyIUP username and IUP email address.
Please note, the cell phone number used for password resets must be a US number, not an international number. When you have completed this process, you can go to the Active Students and Active Employees section to set your ESS password. Employees will use the ESS password to log in to the PASSHE Employee Self Service. Here are instructions on how to reset your ESS password. Students only need to set this password if they get an on-campus job.
Active Account Information
All currently enrolled students have active accounts. Alumni retain the active account status for 60 days after graduation. Undergraduate students who stop attending (no longer enrolled) still hold the active account status for one year after their last term of attendance. Graduate students hold the active account status for approximately seven years. Here is the Account Retention Policy.
When an employee leaves, their account is deactivated and they no longer have access to IUP resources. Employees can not claim any former student account unless they were previously a student of the university.
If you have any questions with these processes, you can log a ticket via ihelp. Active users are encouraged to use this option. However, if you are have questions regarding your MyIUP/network password, or you are an alumni or former student, please call us at 724-357-4000 or email us at email@example.com.
This section will allow users with active accounts the opportunity to update their various passwords. Links include utilizing the Self-Service Utility that you signed up for when activating your account. Links are also available to change your MyIUP/network password, your I-Mail and ESS passwords, as well as updating your cell phone number for the Self-Service Utility. For these options, you must know your current MyIUP/network password.
Alumni and Former Students
Per the Account Retention Policy, student accounts remain active for a specified period of time after graduation or leaving the university. Once
the time frame passes, the IUP account is deactivated, and this is when you can claim your account as an alumni or a former student.
Alumni and former students can claim accounts that will allow them to log in to the MyIUP Former portal for services. These services include (but are not limited to) requesting transcripts and
requesting an Alumni LiveMail account (@live.iup.edu). Please note, these services do not provide access to the campus network or an IUP email account (@iup.edu).
If you forgot your Alumni LiveMail password, you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Iaccounts does not currently have an option for the self-service utility.
Reset Your Password
The instructions below will explain how to reset your IUP Network Password or your Former Student Account Password. Note, your data plan will need to have SMS messaging support to utilize this feature.
You have successfully updated your password and should now be able to log in with your four-letter username and new password at my.iup.edu/former.
PASSHE/ESS Password Reset - MyIUP
To reset your ESS password using MyIUP:
Upon successfully changing your PASSHE (ESS) password, proceed to www.iup.edu/ess to log in.
PASSHE/ESS Password Reset - iAccounts
To reset your ESS password using iaccounts:
Navigate to portal.passhe.edu to log into your PASSHE/ESS account.