Set up your Network password

This article walks new students through setting up their Network password and multi-factor authentication (MFA). We also have an account orientation video available at this link. Your Network username/password is the general sign-in for most campus systems including:

Bengal Success Portal Library (Online Databases/My Library)
Brightspace Parking Permit
Campus Network (Wired and Wireless) Qualtrics (Surveys)
Degree Works Scholarships Portal (CAPS)
Email (Outlook/M365) Weigel Health Portal 
Please Note If you previously set up your network password but forgot it, visit this page for instructions on resetting your password

Step 1: Login to Banner

The first step is to login to your Banner account:

  1. Visit the student Banner page and click Log in to Banner.
  2. Enter your User ID and PIN, and click Login.
Please Note: If you have trouble accessing Banner, visit this page for instructions on resetting your Banner PIN

Step 2: Look up your Network username

The next step is to look up your Network username:

  1. Navigate to the Personal Information section and click Setup or Reset Student Network Password.
  2. Your network username is displayed at the top of the page.

Your student network username is displayed at the top

Step 3: Create your Network password

From the same Setup or Reset Student Network Password page, the next step is to create a password to use for your account. Your new password must be at least 15 characters long, and is case sensitive

  1. In the New Password box, enter a new password/passphrase (at least 15 characters long).
  2. In the Confirm New Password box, retype your new password/passphrase, click Submit.
  3. You should see a message confirming that your password has been reset.

Change password and click submit

Important! Please allow 15 minutes for your password to synchronize before proceeding to step 4 (or attempting to access the systems listed at the top of this page). 

Step 4: Set up multi-factor authentication

Be sure to wait 15 minutes after performing step 2. Then, complete this final step to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your account:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your Buffalo State username followed by and click Next.  
  3. Follow the prompts to add your verification methods (e.g., cellphone, home phone, authenticator app). 

If you have questions about multi-factor authentication, please review the MFA frequently asked questions page.  

Request assistance

If you need assistance accessing your account, please call the IT Help Desk at (716) 878-4357 or open a Login Assistance ticket.

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