TCD Password Manager overview (staff)

Password Manager is a web-based service that allows Trinity staff to perform the following tasks:

To get the full functionality of Password Manager you should Activate TCD Password Manager
If you need further information, beyond what is outlined on this page, then please refer to the TCD Password Manager Frequently Asked Questions.


Changing Your Network Login Password if you know your current password or if your password has expired


Note that you can only change your password once every 24 hours. There are also other methods of changing your network login password.
You do not have to be registered with password manager to change your network login password.

  1. Browse to the TCD Password Manager login page at https://password.tcd.ie.
  2. Enter your username (do not include @tcd.ie) and under Select location: select either COLLEGE or FIRST.
    Most Trinity accounts are in the COLLEGE domain. Only those staff who normally log on to FIRST should select that option.
    Click OK.
  3. Click Manage My Passwords
  4. Type your current network login password
  5. Type and confirm your new network login password. Click Next to proceed.
  6. You should get a message to say “Your password was successfully changed”.

Related resources:

Activate TCD Password Manager

You will need to activate password manager so that you can use it if you forget your password or your account gets locked out

To activate TCD Password Manager you need to create a 'Questions and Answers Profile'.

Before you start here are some things you should note:

  • You will need your network login password to activate TCD Password Manager.
  • The answers are not case sensitive.
  • You should try to choose questions where the answers are unlikely to change.
  • You cannot provide the same answer to more than one question.

Here are the steps required to activate TCD Password Manager:

  1. Browse to the TCD Password Manager login page at https://password.tcd.ie.

  2. Enter your username (do not include @tcd.ie) and under Select location: select either COLLEGE or FIRST.
    Most Trinity accounts are in the COLLEGE domain. Only those staff who normally log on to FIRST should select that option.
    Click OK.


  3. Password Manager login page

  4. Click My Questions and Answers Profile and type your network login password when prompted.
  5. If you do not know your current network login password, you will need to come to the IT Service Desk with your current staff ID card and we can reset your password here.

    Password Manager Initial Page

  6. Enter your answers to a set of four security questions. Two of these questions are set and you may choose which other two questions to provide an answer for. You will be asked to provide the answers to some of these questions if you ever forget your password or if your account becomes locked out.



    Password Manager Questions

  7. Click Finish.

Using TCD Password Manager

Once activated, TCD Password Manager will have the following options available after you sign in at https://password.tcd.ie:

Setting a New Network Login Password if you have Forgotten it or it has Expired

Note that you can only change your password once every 24 hours.

  1. Browse to the TCD Password Manager login page at https://password.tcd.ie.

  2. Enter your username (do not include @tcd.ie) and under Select location: select either COLLEGE or FIRST.
    Most Trinity accounts are in the COLLEGE domain. Only those staff who normally log on to FIRST should select that option.
    Click OK.

  3. Select Forgot My Password from the list of options.

  4. Enter the answers to displayed set of questions, which you have provided answers for previously. Click Next.

  5. Type and confirm your new network login password. Click Next to proceed. Related resources: IT Security guidelines on creating a secure password.

Unlocking Your Account

You must already be registered with password manager to unlock your account.

  1. Browse to the TCD Password Manager login page at https://password.tcd.ie.

  2. Enter your username (do not include @tcd.ie) and under Select location: select either COLLEGE or FIRST.
    Most Trinity accounts are in the COLLEGE domain. Only those staff who normally log on to FIRST should select that option.
    Click OK.

  3. Click Unlock My Account.

  4. Enter the answers to displayed set of questions, which you have provided answers for previously.

  5. Click Next to proceed.
  6. You should now receive a message to say "Your account was successfully unlocked". Related resources: Computer account lockout FAQ

Need further help?

Search the Knowledge Base for how-to’s and answers to commonly asked questions

Email: itservicedesk@tcd.ie
Phone: +353 (01) 896 2000
Walk-in: Ground floor, Áras An Phiarsaigh
Web Portal: http://ask.tcd.ie
(see how to log or check an enquiry at ask.tcd.ie)

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