Your NetID, along with your password, allows you to log into Texas State online services. Students and Applicants are automatically provided with NetIDs. Faculty and Staff can request NetIDs for new employees or sponsored Texas State guests.

  • Available to: Faculty, Staff, Students, Student Applicants, Retirees, Guests
  • Where to use: Texas State online services
  • Cost: Free

More About NetIDs

Passphrases: A Change for the Better

NetID passwords must be at least 15 characters long. The university strongly recommends the use of passphrases for your NetID authentication. A passphrase is a string of words or phrases, such as “ItsAGreatDayToBeABobcat.”

Passphrases serve the same purpose as passwords but are easier to remember and to type. They’re also considered more secure due to their length and because you don’t need to write them down.

You will be required to use a 15-character password the next time your NetID password expires; but you are encouraged to change to a passphrase as soon as possible to keep your information safe and secure. 

NetID Policies

Texas State provides each of its authorized users with a computer account, known as a NetID.  This provides access to the university's information resources. You are the only authorized user for your NetID and password.  Your password should be kept secure and private.  You are responsible for any actions taken with your NetID and password.  You may not use your NetID and password for commercial purposes. For additional rules and regulations related to your NetID and password see the Appropriate Use of Information Resources UPPS.

All NetIDs are subject to deactivation if they are not used (no login activity) for 180 days.