Setting up your Connections ID

Before you begin:

You may find it helpful to print these instructions to follow while you are setting up your Connections account. To print, choose Print from the File menu of your browser.

You will need the following information:

  • 7-Digit Webster Identification Number
  • E-Mail Password OR Online Registration / Advising & Grade Entry password

 

  1. Open your Internet Browser and go to: http://connections.webster.edu
  2. Click Create New Account, located below the login box.

    Connections login
  3. Enter your 7-digit identification number or Social Security Number and click Submit.

    Your 7-digit Webster ID can be found on all official communications from Webster, including your account statement and registration papers.

    Alternate Log In
  4. If the account is new, you will see the following screen. Click Set Up My Account.

    Set Up Account
  5. You will be asked to enter a temporary password, known as the Activation Code. Type the Activation Code you received from Webster. Your role at Webster determines how it was provided to you.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. Next, you will see the screen shown below. Read the statement and click Continue.

    New Connections Account Setup
  8. At this point, you will select two secret questions. These questions are used in the event that you ever forget your password. Should you forget your password, you will be able to go to http://connections.webster.edu, click I've Forgotten My Username or Password, answer your secret questions, and be allowed to reset your password. You must choose two, and only two, questions on this screen. You will customize these questions on the next screen.

    Secret Questions
    Click the check box next to any two questions and click Continue.

  9. Customize your secret questions and provide the appropriate answers by filling in the blanks. Then, click Save Answers & Continue.

    Customize Secret Questions
  10. Verify everything is correct before you continue. Make sure that you have chosen questions and answers that are secure and that you will remember. If everything looks correct, click Submit.

    Review Secret Questions & Answers
  11. Next, you will need to create a new password for your Connections account. Type your password once in each password box and then click Submit.
    Passwords must be:

    Between 6 and 14 characters long
    The first 6 characters MUST contain at least two letters and one number
    May not contain a word found in the dictionary, including partial words that match dictionary words (Example: mendaus contains the word men and would be unacceptable)

    Choose New Password
  12. Once you have entered an acceptable password, you will see the screen below. Click the link http://connections.webster.edu  to go directly to Connections. Or, click Log Out to end the work session and then close the screen.

    Setup Complete