How to Reset Your Password

Last updated: December 13, 2015 - 4:20pm EST

If you can't remember the password to your Lynda account, or are having other difficulties logging in, you may want to try resetting your password.  As long as you still have access to the email account that you used to sign up, you should be able to get back into your account.  This lesson will show you how to do it.

To reset your password:

  1. Go to in your web browser and click Log In in the top-right corner.  When the log in form pops up, click Forgot Username or Password?

  2. On the next screen, click in the box labelled "Email Address" and type in the email address that you used to sign up.  Then click Send.  This will cause Lynda to send an email to you with a hyperlink that will allow you to reset your password.

  3. Go to your email account and log in.  Find the email titled "Reset Your Lynda Password" and click on it to open it.  Then, click the Reset Your Password button inside the email.

  4. You will be taken to a screen where you can reset your password.  First, click inside the box labelled "Choose New Password" and type in a new password that you would like to use to secure your account.  Note that it must be at least six characters long, and must include at least one letter and one number.  Then click in the box labelled New Password and type in a copy of the password that you just entered.  When you're finished, click Submit.

There!  Your password is reset, and you can now get back to learning!  If you need some help with remembering your passwords, consider using a password manager program.  Our What is a Password Manager article will explain what they do and how they work!

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