FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

  • CHANGE YOUR TFS PASSWORDS: START HERE

    Depending on the password you need to change, the steps and where you need to go may be different.  Expand the appropriate section below for detailed password change steps for the various password enabled systems at TFS.

    Tip: If you just received an e-mail entitled "Notice: Your TFS Password is expiring", instructions are in the first tab below.


     + TFS Password

    Your TFS Password grants access to the following systems (where applicable):


    Changing your TFS Password using the instructions below will change the password for all of the systems listed above.

    If your primary office is College Station or Lufkin, the steps below will also change the password for your computer. In some cases, there can be up to a 15 minute delay before your computer gets updated.
     


    To change your TFS Password via our Self-Service Password Portal, follow these steps:

    1. Go to https://password.tfs.tamu.edu.

    2. Login using your current TFS e-mail address and e-mail password.

    3. You'll be prompted for DUO, two-factor authentication.  (Note: If this is your first time using the password portal, you'll be required to set up your two-factor option.  DUO Push to a smart phone is highly recommended.)

    4. Go to the "Change Password" tab.

    5. Enter your old password, and then a new password.  Be sure to confirm your new password.  *

    6. Click the "Change Password" button at the bottom of the page.

     

    Tip: If you can't remember your password, try the "Forgot Password" link on the home page.  You must have previously enrolled for the service, however.  

    For complete and detailed instructions on how to change your TFS password and enroll in the new Self-Service Password Portal, please download this getting started guide.

     



    * When choosing your new password be sure to note the following complexity requirements:

    • Make your password a long one, at least eight characters.
    • Include at least one upper-case letter.
    • Include at least one lower-case letter.
    • Include at least one number [0-9] or special character [ex. !@#$%^&...]
    • Be sure not to use any personally identifiable information in any part of your password.
      (ex. Your name, username, birthday, home address, employee ID, etc...)
    • Make sure your password was not used for the last four changes.


    Tip: If your primary office is not College Station or Lufkin, go ahead and change your computer passwords as well.  Expand the next section to get started.

    Trouble Signing in or can't remember your TFS password?  Contact the IR Help Desk.
    Call: (979) 458-7309 or start a support session.

     + Your Computer - Standard Account

    To change your password for your computer, follow these steps:

    (Note: These instructions are for Windows 7 but also work with Windows 10)

    1. If not already, login to your computer using your standard, everyday account.

    2. Once logged on, press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] all at the same time.

    3. From the menu, select "Change a password...".

      Windows 7 Change Password - Step 1

    4. If applicable, select the user to change the password for. (Click where you see your username.)

    5. Type in the old password, new password, and then confirm the new password. *
      (Note: The DOMAIN\username part will be filled out for you.)

      Windows 7 Change Password - Step 2

    6. Press [Enter] or click the arrow.

      Windows 7 Change Password - Step 3

    7. Click "Ok" to finish.

      Windows 7 Change Password - Step 4

    * When choosing your new password be sure to note the following complexity requirements:

    • Make your password a long one, at least eight characters.
    • Include at least one upper-case letter.
    • Include at least one lower-case letter.
    • Include at least one number [0-9] or special character [ex. !@#$%^&...]
    • Be sure not to use any personally identifiable information in any part of your password.
      (ex. Your name, username, birthday, home address, employee ID, etc...)
    • Make sure your password was not used for the last four changes.

    (Note: Your computer will display an error message if any one of the above requirements are not met.)

    Windows 7 Change Password - Bad Password

    Trouble Signing in or can't remember your password?  Contact the IR Help Desk.
    Call: (979) 458-7309 or start a support session.

     + Your Computer - Admin Account

    To change your password for your computer's admin account, follow these steps:

    (Note: These instructions are for Windows 7 but also work with Windows 10.)

    1. If you are logged in under your standard account, press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del].
       
    2. From the menu, select "Change a password...".

      Windows 7 Change Password - Step 1

    3. If applicable, select the user to change the password for. (Click where you see your username.).  Windows 10 users can skip this step.

    4. Add a "-admin" to the end of your username.  (NOTE: This step is hugely important!  Otherwise, you'll be changing the password for your standard account again.)
       
    5. Type in the old password, new password, and then confirm the new password. *
      (Note: The DOMAIN\username part will be adjusted to what you added in step 4.)

      Windows 7 Change Password - Step 2
       
    6. Press [Enter] or click the arrow.

      Windows 7 Change Password - Step 3

    7. Click "Ok" to finish.

      Windows 7 Change Password - Step 4

    * When choosing your new password be sure to note the following complexity requirements:

    • Make your password a long one, at least eight characters.
    • Include at least one upper-case letter.
    • Include at least one lower-case letter.
    • Include at least one number [0-9] or special character [ex. !@#$%^&...]
    • Be sure not to use any personally identifiable information in any part of your password.
      (ex. Your name, username, birthday, home address, employee ID, etc...)
    • Make sure your password was not used for the last four changes.

    (Note: Your computer will display an error message if any one of the above requirements are not met.)

    Windows 7 Change Password - Bad Password

    Trouble Signing in or can't remember your password?  Contact the IR Help Desk.
    Call: (979) 458-7309 or start a support session.

     + FAMIS / Canopy

    To change your password for FAMIS / Canopy, follow these steps:

    1. Go to https://canopy.tamus.edu.
       
    2. Click the "Change Password" link.
       
    3. Put in your current password, specify a new password and confirm it.
       
    4. Click "Change Password".


     Note: This will change your password for both Canopy and FAMIS. 

    If you need help or are locked out of your account, contact Madelyn Galloway at (979) 458-7300 or e-mail FAMIS-security@tfs.tamu.edu.

     + TAMUS Single Sign-on (Using the UIN Login)

    Your TAMUS SSO Password grants access to the following systems:
     

    • Workday
    • TrainTraq
    • HRConnect (Legacy)
    • Canopy
    • iBenefits
    • Maestro

    Changing your TAMUS SSO Password using the instructions below will change the password for all of these systems.  NOTE: If you use your TFS Password to get into SSO, you can safely ignore these steps.


    To change your password for TAMUS Single Sign-on, follow these steps:

    1. Go to https://sso.tamus.edu.
       
    2. Login with your UIN and password.
       
    3. Click on the "Profile" tab.
       
    4. Enter a password and verify the password.
       
    5. Click "Save".


    If you need help or are locked out of your account, try the "I forgot my password" link on the login page for SSO or contact Employee Development at (979) 458-6690.

     + Laserfiche

    To change your password for Laserfiche, follow these steps:

    1. Go to https://agrilifepass.tamu.edu/.
       
    2. Login.
       
    3. By default, you should be on the "Change Password" tab.
       
    4. Enter your Old Password, put in a New Password and confirm it.
       
    5. Click "Ok".


    If you are locked out of your account or can't remember your password, try the "Reset Password" link on the login page or contact AgriLife's First-Call at (979) 985-5737.

     + Contact

    Not sure which password to change?  Trouble getting started?

    Contact the IR Help Desk.
    Call: (979) 458-7309, start a support session or e-mail: support@tfs.tamu.edu.

     + TFS Password (Legacy via TFSOWA)

    PLEASE NOTE: This method of changing your TFS Password is going away soon.  Although you can still use it today, we encourage everyone to start changing their TFS Password at https://password.tfs.tamu.edu.  Instructions are in the first tab on the first tab above.


    Your TFS Password grants access to the following systems (where applicable):


    Changing your TFS Password using the instructions below will change the password for all of the systems listed above.

    If your primary office is College Station or Lufkin, the steps below will also change the password for your computer. In some cases, there can be up to a 15 minute delay before your computer gets updated.
     


    To change your TFS Password, follow these steps:

    (Note: Please use Internet Explorer or Edge to change your password.)

    1. Go to the TFS Outlook Web App (OWA) at https://tfsowa.tamu.edu.

      Outlook Web App - Login Screen

      (Note: Even if you only use Microsoft Outlook or your smart phone to check e-mail, you still need to change your password via TFS OWA.)

    2. Login.

    3. In the upper, right-hand corner of the webpage, click the "Gear" icon.

      Outlook Web App - Settings Icon

    4. Click "Change Password" from the drop-down menu.

      Outlook Web App - Change Password Selection

    5. Enter your old password, and then a new password.  *

      Outlook Web App - Change Password

      Be sure to confirm your new password.

    6. Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

      Outlook Web App - Click Save 

    7. Once you click "Save", you will be automatically logged out.  Login again with your new password.


     * When choosing your new password be sure to note the following complexity requirements:

    • Make your password a long one, at least eight characters.
    • Include at least one upper-case letter.
    • Include at least one lower-case letter.
    • Include at least one number [0-9] or special character [ex. !@#$%^&...]
    • Be sure not to use any personally identifiable information in any part of your password.
      (ex. Your name, username, birthday, home address, employee ID, etc...)
    • Make sure your password was not used for the last four changes.

    (Note: TFS OWA will display an error message if any one of the above requirements are not met.)

    Outlook Web App - Error

    Tip: If your primary office is not College Station or Lufkin, go ahead and change your computer passwords as well.  Expand the next section to get started.

    Trouble Signing in or can't remember your TFS password?  Contact the IR Help Desk.
    Call: (979) 458-7309 or start a support session.