The myPassword service allows you to reset your password through a simple web interface when you have forgotten it. Your password is synchronized among numerous WCMC and NewYork-Presbyterian systems, such as Epic and Eclipsys. myPassword requires you to choose strong passwords that are difficult to guess in order to protect your accounts at WCMC.
ITS also offers an additional and optional service, known as LastPass, that helps you manage your password in support of institutional policies that encourage you to create strong passwords and change them often. LastPass will not only remember and autofill all your passwords, but will also generate strong, unique passwords for all your accounts. More information is available in our LastPass user guide.
Never share your password with anyone. ITS will never ask you for your password via email or when you contact us for technical support.
myPassword is used for, but is not limited to, these services:
- Windows workstation logins
- OS X workstation logins
- WCMC Office 365 email (o365.med.cornell.edu)
- WCMC wireless network
- GE Centricity Business (IDX)
- GE PACS
- Eclipsys XA at Columbia University Medical Center
- Cadence at Columbia University Medical Center
- Immunization Registry
- NYP Exchange email (owa.nyp.org)
Services Not Affected by myPassword
- Linux workstation logins
Cost and Fees
This service is provided at no additional charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Weill Cornell Medical College password policy?
A: Please refer to our Password Policy page for more information.
Q: What is 'myPassword'?
A: myPassword is a system for changing and synchronizing your Center Wide ID (CWID) password and allows you to reset your password, even if you have forgotten it. myPassword does this by asking you to create a series of questions that can be used in place of a password to verify your identity. Once your identity has been verified, the system will automatically prompt you to change your password to something you know.
If you also have a user account at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), updates you make in myPassword will automatically apply to both your NYP and WCMC accounts. For example, if you use both Epic and Eclipsys, you can change your password at the WCMC myPassword web page and it will automatically change for both your Epic and Eclipsys logins.
Q: Which applications are affected by myPassword?
A: Most applications that require your CWID for access are managed by myPassword. Your access to these programs depends on your affiliation with WCMC and NYP.