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Reset Your E-list Password (Lyris)

This article applies to: E-lists (Lyris)

Only list admins and list owners need Lyris passwords. List members do not have (and do not need) passwords.

In the steps described below, you'll be typing your new password into a web page. We're using a secure server, so everything should work as advertised, but the web can be a dangerous place. Here are a couple of things you can do to protect your password:

  • Make sure the URL (web address) listed in your browsers address box points to an address at
    in both steps 2 and 4 below.
  • Make your Lyris password a strong password. DON'T use your NetID password.

If you lose, forget, or otherwise want to change the password you use to manage a Lyris-based e-list, it's easy to do, but it requires some back and forth communication with CIT's e-list servers and has time limits for security reasons, so don't start the process unless you'll have access to the web and your email for the next half hour.

Here's what you do:

  1. Click on this link: Lyris Password Reset Starts Here. A web page with a Lyris header will open.
  2. Type in your email address (the one you always use with Lyris) and click Submit.
  3. Soon (maybe a few seconds, maybe a few minutes) you'll receive an email message from Lyris ListManager containing a clickable (or cut-and-pastable) link. This link is unique to your request and will expire after one hour. If you miss the deadline, don't worry. Just start over at step one.
    Some Chrome users have reported that the email never arrives. If this happens to you, try using Safari or Firefox for this procedure.
  4. When you click on the link in the email message, another web page will open, where you'll enter your new password.

    Password requirements: Your Lyris password must be at least 8 characters long, and must include all four of these character types: a lowercase letter, an uppercase letter, a number, and a special character. Don't use your NetID password.

    The password you enter will replace your password on ALL Cornell e-lists you administer. Type in your new password twice and click Reset Password.

If you administer more than one e-list from the email address you entered in step one, you will use your new password for all of those lists.

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