How to Change Your Password

Last updated: November 4, 2015 - 4:15pm EST

Your hard-earned money goes into helping you learn new things on, so you probably don't want a stranger freeloading off your account.  Plus, you probably also wouldn't want them to get a hold of any of your sensitive identity or financial information that's on your account, either.  Granted, the chances of that happening are pretty small, but why let that chance be greater than it needs to be?  Here's how to protect your account by setting it up with a stronger password.

If you need some tips on how to make an account password more secure, head over to our How to Make a Strong Password tutorial (here).

To change your password

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click on your name in the top-right corner, and then click Profile.

  3. Under the "Log In Information" category, click Edit beside "Password".

  4. Three new boxes will pop up.  Click in the one labelled "Current Password" and type in the password that you are currently using to protect your account.  Then, click in the one labelled "New Password" and type in the password that you want to use to protect your account going forward.  (Remember that, as you are told here, your password must contain at least six characters, with at least one letter and one number.)  Then, click in the box labelled "New Password (Confirm)" and type in a copy of the password that you just chose.  Finally, click Save.

That's all there is to changing your Lynda password!  If you're locked out of your account and need to reset your password instead, see our How to Reset Your Lynda Password tutorial instead (click next!).

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