Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Lexis Now Requires Custom User ID and Password 

Having problems with your LexisNexis password? It might be because Lexis is now requiring all patrons use a custom id and password to protect sensitive personal information.

See this release from Lexis on setting up your Custom ID/Password:

LexisNexis understands the responsibilities associated with safeguarding personal information about consumers and is implementing a customer security program for all customers. As part of these efforts, all law school students and faculty are now required to register their 7-digit lexis.com IDs, and create custom IDs and passwords that will be used to access the LexisNexis services. We hope these tips will help expedite your registration process.

How do I use my 7-digit ID to create my Custom ID and password?

Simply follow the short registration process:

  1. Go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/
  2. Click on the Update Your ID Registration link
  3. On the next screen, scroll down to Returning law school students/faculty/staff members.
  4. Click on either Student or Faculty/Staff Button.
  5. Enter your LexisNexis 7-Digit ID.
    NOTE: Your 7-character ID does not contain lowercase l.s or capital O.s. Please use the numbers 1 and 0 instead.
  6. Click the NEXT button.
  7. On the next page you will fill in a registration form, create a Custom ID and Password and choose a Security Question.

Are there any special guidelines I should keep in mind when selecting my Custom ID?

Some helpful guidelines to remember when creating your Custom ID are:

  1. The Custom ID must consist of 8 to 25 characters, with at least one letter (a, b, c , etc .,) in it.
  2. The password must contain 6 to 50 characters. Only these four special characters: @ (at sign), _ (underscore), . (period) or - (hyphen) are permitted; do not use spaces.
  3. The Custom ID and Password must be unique from other LexisNexis services’ custom IDs or LexisNexis-assigned IDs.
  4. Do not use LexisNexis product names (Lexis, Nexis, etc .,) or offensive language as a Custom ID.
  5. Your name (first, last, or first-and-last) cannot be used alone as a Custom ID. (Suggestion: You can use your first initial and last name as a password, e.g., mjohnson .)

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