FACULTY-STAFF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Please visit myDSU page to access your university portal.

Faculty – staff should login using their @deltastate.edu e-mail (username@deltastate.edu) address as the username and Delta State email password.

FACULTY-STAFF
New Account Request

FACULTY-STAFF
Password Reset

Password Creation Rules:
Passwords are initially assigned when a new account is created. Users have the right and the ability to change passwords on their Active Directory/Exchange accounts at any time.
    • All passwords are required to meet the “strong password” definition.
    • Passwords must be at least eight characters in length.
    • Passwords must consist of a combination of upper case letters, lower case letters and numerals.
    • Passwords cannot contain a dictionary word.
    • Passwords cannot contain all or part of your user id.
    • Passwords cannot match any of your four previous passwords.
Password Expiration:
Passwords will expire on a 180-day cycle. Advance warnings of upcoming password expiration will be sent to the designated account holder via campus e-mail beginning 30 days prior to expiration, with repeated reminders several times thereafter until the expiration date.
Any account holder may change his or her password at any time through their Active Directory Account or https://passwordreset.deltastate.edu online password reset utility – it is not necessary to wait for expiration.
Passwords should be changed immediately and the Office of Information Technology notified whenever there is a belief that the password has been compromised.

Multi-Factor Login Instructions

Login at: https://mydsu.deltastate.edu

Your username does NOT include the domain name. (I.e. deltastate.edu or okramail.deltastate.edu). For example, if your email address is jdoe@deltastate.edu then your username will be jdoe.

The first time logging into the new system, you will be directed to create your secondary authentication method.

Security Questions/Answers – these are required for all users and will be used as the primary method of authentication if you do not choose one of the optional methods below. You will need to select your security questions from the list provided and type the answer in the box below each question.  Please make sure you type your answers correctly as the text will be hidden. You can use the eye icon on the right of your answers to verify your responses were typed correctly. After you are satisfied with your selections, click the submit button.

You are required to create security questions/answers, but other optional methods are:

  • Email – an email message will be sent to a secondary email address (MUST NOT be a “deltastate.edu” or “okramail.deltastate.edu” email address) containing a security code that will need to be entered.
  • Phone – a text message will be sent to your device with a code that will need to be entered.
  • Google Authenticator – You will need to have this app downloaded from your device’s app store, and follow the instructions provided on the Authenticator tab to configure the app. Once configured you will be able to use the code from the app to log in.

After selecting your questions and answers, click “submit” to save your responses. On future logins, you will be prompted to enter your secondary authentication information.

Need computer help, contact our 24/7 OIT Helpdesk – 662.846.4444 or toll free – 866.264.1465
helpdesk@deltastate.edu