Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Change your password

Follow these steps to change your password.

  1. Enter your email address at
  2. Enter your password.
  3. Click the “Sign in” button.
  4. Authenticate using one of the methods you set up. You will then be taken to your account page.
  5. Select “Edit” next to the password field.
  6. Enter your new password.

    • To help prevent identity theft, consider strengthening your password by using: 
      • Unique phrases that only you recognize 
      • Multiple words with spaces to get to 12 characters 
      • Numbers and special characters 
    • Your password must have 12 or more characters and avoid combinations such as:
      • Common phrases or repeated characters, like abc or 111
      • Parts of your email address or personal dates, like your birthday
      • The same password, or parts of it, that you use for other accounts, such as your bank account or email
  7. Click the “Change password” button.
Back to top