How to Activate your NetID

  1. Open Online Toolkit.
  2. Click Activate your NetID.  

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  3. Select an Identifier Type (NetID / Texas State ID or SSN / ITIN).
    EXAMPLE: NetID (e.g., zzz99), Texas State ID (e.g., A12345678), SSN, or ITIN.

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  4. Enter your identifier and date of birth in the appropriate boxes.

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  5. Enter the code shown in the image on the screen.
  6. Click Next.

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  7. Enter your last name, social security number, and personal email address in the appropriate boxes.
  8. Click Validate.

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    NOTE: The system will send a one-time-use link to your personal email address. 

    CAUTION: Depending on your personal email service, this email may take several minutes to reach your inbox. If you don’t see it within 15 minutes, look in your junk or spam folder.
  9. Read the email and click the link contained in the email. A new web browser window or tab opens.

  10. On the One-Time-Use Link Validation screen, enter your date of birth.
  11. Click Validate.

    TIP: Your NetID will appear on the screen. Write it down and keep it handy for future use.

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  12. Check the "I agree to comply with the information security, appropriate use, and other policies of Texas State University" checkbox.
  13. Enter and re-enter a password for your NetID.

    NOTE: Consider creating a passphrase that is at least 15 characters long. See passphrase best practices.
  14. Click Submit.

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    Congratulations! You have successfully activated your NetID and created a NetID password.

    NOTE: Be sure to keep your NetID and password handy! You will use it to log into several Texas State online services.