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Creating/Resetting your External Password

Third-party applications, like Google Apps or the LinkedIn Widget, can't use PennKey to authenticate with Penn+Box. Instead, you will need to use an external password, which Penn+Box will prompt you for when accessing third party applications.

All external account passwords for Penn+Box must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be at least 8 characters long
  • Include upper- and lower-case letters
  • Use at least two numbers

To create or reset your Penn+Box external password to access third party applications:

  1. Note: Do not use your PennKey password for your Penn+Box external password.
  2. Sign into your Penn+Box account at
  3. Click the "My Accounts" tab, then choose "Account Settings".
  4. Under "Create Password", enter and confirm a strong password, then click "Save".
  5. Make sure you save your changes for the new password to take effect. Note that Box will email a confirmation that your account has been updated.
Related Links at Penn
PennKey web site
Can I connect to Penn+Box with my PennKey?
Can I connect to Penn+Box without my PennKey?
How do I use PennKey for single sign on?
Create strong, "un-crackable" passwords to foil hackers
Managing passwords and passphrases
Why do I receive notifications about my logins?
Related Links at
How do I change my email address or password? Leaving website
How do I set up email notifications? Leaving website

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