Forgotten username and passphrase

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Forgotten username and passphrase

If you have forgotten or changed the e-mail address linked to your ESL account or moved to a different organisation, please contact the Education Service Desk for instructions. Phone 0800 422 599 (NZ Only).

To recover your username or passphrase using the instructions below you must;

  1. know the e-mail address that was used to register your ESL account
  2. be able to access e-mail sent to that mailbox, and
  3. have setup your ESL security questions and still know the answers

Forgotten username assistance

To access a username reminder, select the Forgotten username hyperlink from the ESL logon screen.

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You will need to enter the email address associated with your account.

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The system will email your username to the provided email address (if a username matches the provided email address in ESL).

Forgotten passphrase assistance

To reset your passphrase, select Forgotten passphrase hyperlink from the ESL logon screen.

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You will need to enter your username and the email address that is associated with your account.

You will be asked to complete your security questions.

Note: If you have not set up your security questions then you will need to contact your organisation's Delegated Authoriser or the Education Service Desk.

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Once you complete your security answers, you will be presented with the following page. You will need to enter a one-time passphrase. This will be sent to your email address. (see example below)

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Note: If you accidentally exit away from the “choose new passphrase” page, your one-time passphrase will be valid for 6 hours and can be used to log into ESL.

You will be prompted to change your passphrase once logged in.