New User: DSU Network Account Setup Instructions

New User DSU Network Accounts Setup Instructions


All DSU staff, faculty and students have two accounts to setup which give users access to several different systems made available by DSU and SDBoR (state-wide).  All new students and employees will start with the account setup process to get started.  This article will help NEW users identify your accounts information and reset password.

Account Descriptions:

DSU Network Account:  This account gives you access to many services offered by DSU. To keep your accounts safe, we highly recommend you create a unique password – one that you don’t use anywhere else. Some of the services that will require your DSU account are: Desire2Learn (D2L), Student Self-Service, MyDSU Portal, Starfish, Webmail, Outlook, Office365, Library services, wireless access, printing, IA lab, VM View and personal web space. 


Step 1:  Setup and Reset Your DSU Network Password

Under Setup My DSU Network Account, click on Setup Account. 

Enter the verification code emailed to your external (non-DSU) email account.

You will need choose and answer three (3) security questions (or create your own question(s).  
Once completed, click the Setup Security Answers button. 
NOTE:  you will need to remember these answers for password recovery.

Choose a password life option by click the radial button.
Normal Password Requirement: You must change your password every 6 months (180 days) to keep your account current and active.
   Passwords may not contain your name or your username.
   Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters long.
   Passwords must contain characters from three of the following categories:
   •         Uppercase letters
   •         Lowercase letters
   •         Numbers
   •         Special characters: ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * _ - + = ` | \ ( ) { } [ ] : ; " ' < > , . ? / 
Long Life Password Requirements:   You will not need to change your password unless your account has been compromised.
There is no requirement for the password to contain any uppercase, lowercase numbers or special characters.
Passwords must be a minimum of 20 characters long.
Enter your password according to your choice requirements and then click Reset My Password.
If you do not meet requirements, you will not move on to the next screen and will receive a “Please meet the Password Requirement” message. Try again.  You will be directed to login after a successful reset.

Note:  If you are a current user, please see Reset: DSU Network Password - Students  


Step 2:  Verify Your Account Setup


Once you have completed the password setup, you will be brought to the Reset My Current DSU Network Password login page.

Enter your DSU Network Username and newly set password.  A successful login will show your profile.

Recommendation:  Record this information as you will need this info on the 1st day of classes or if you are attending an upcoming Registration Day.



If you need additional help or receive any error messages, you can complete the request form here (be sure to include any error message text):   Report an Account Issue

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