Setup your self-service password recovery options

After completing this one-time registration process, you'll be able to go to passwordreset.buffalostate.edu and reset your password should you forget it in the future.

Step 1: Sign-in to the registration site

The first step is to sign-in to the password recovery options site:

1. Go to: loginsetup.buffalostate.edu

2. When the Microsoft Sign in screen appears, enter your Buffalo State username followed by @buffalostate.edu and click Next.

Microsoft sign-in

3. You will be redirected to the Buffalo State sign-in page. Enter your network password and click Sign In. If you are prompted to Stay signed in? click No.

Enter password

Step 2: Configure your recovery options

To make sure you'll be able to reset your password when needed, you'll need to configure at least 1 of 3 possible authentication options. Choosing at least two options is recommended.

Option 1: Authentication by phone

If you choose this setup option, when it comes time to reset your password you'll receive a verification code sent to your mobile phone. To configure this option:

1. Click the Set it up now link next to Authentication Phone is not configured.

2. Enter your phone number and click either text me or call me.

authenticate by phone

3. Enter the verification code you received and click verify.

enter verification code

Option 2: Authentication by email

If you choose this setup option, when it comes time to reset your password you'll receive a verification code sent to your personal email address. To configure this option:

1. Click the Set it up now link next to Authentication Email is not configured.

2. Enter your personal email address and click either email me.

authenticate by email

3. Enter the verification code you received and click verify.

enter verification code

Option 3: Authentication by security questions

If you choose this setup option, when it comes time to reset your password you'll be able to verify you are the account owner by answering at least 3 challenge questions. To configure this option:

1. Click the Set them up now link next to Security Questions are not configured.

2. Select a minimum of four questions and enter your responses. Click save answers when done. 

authentication by security question

Click finish to complete the self-service registration process.