Unity Credentials


Your keys to campus resources

Two computing credentials – Unity ID and password – are your keys to many NC State resources, including these:

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Unity ID

  • Generated automatically by OIT from your name.
  • Issued to
    • Undergraduate students in the wolfPAW system.
      NOTE: Unity ID is not the student-generated wolfPAW login.
    • Graduate students in their admission letter.
    • Employees in email from the Onboarding Center.
  • Also called Unity username, user ID, login ID.

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Default password (not secure)

  • Cannot access IT resources with this password; e.g., MyPack Portal.
  • Construction
    • Begins with last four digits of your Campus ID number,
      found on your Wolfpack One Card.
    • Ends with four digits of your birth month and day.
    • Example
      Campus ID: 123456789.
      Birthday: March 4 (i.e., 03/04).
      Default password: 67890304.
  • ONLY for
    • first-time setup of security questions and
    • creating new password after reset.

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Create your first password

Use this two-part procedure only to create your first password.
After that, you’ll just change your password as needed.

Part 1. Set up security questions and answers

This mandatory feature increases your account security and, if needed, lets you reset your password yourself.

    1. Go to Edit Security Questions.
    2. Enter your Unity ID and default password.
    3. Set up three questions and answers and Submit.

Part 2. Create password

    1. Go to Password Change Form.
    2. Enter your Unity ID and default password.
    3. Follow the Requirements and create New Password,
    4. Confirm password and Submit.
      It may take up to 15 minutes for your new password to become effective on all systems.
    5. Enroll in two-factor authentication
      You must enroll in both of the two-factor authentication (2FA) services at NC State.

      • All students, employees and other account holders must enroll in both services.
      • All users who connect to the campus network with Virtual Private Networking (VPN) must enroll in Duo.

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Essential password protections

These practices, among others, will help you keep your account from becoming compromised.

  • NEVER share your password with anyone for any reason, no matter how urgent the request.
  • NEVER respond to ANY email or internet request for your password.

For more on computing security, see Safe Computing at NC State.

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Change your password

Go to Password Change Form.

  • You can use your current or expired password to set up a new one.
  • If you have forgotten your password or it is not working, submit the Reset Password form.

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Allowing parental access to student records

  • Never share your Unity credentials with anyone, not even your parents.
    Password sharing violates the Computer Use Regulation.
  • If you wish to allow a parent or guardian to access your account, see
    Parent or Guardian Access for details. They will receive separate credentials.

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Getting Help

For assistance with Unity credentials, contact the NC State Help Desk via the NC State IT Service Portal or call 919.515.HELP (4357) during business hours.

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