PirateID Username and Passphrase


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Newly-hired faculty and staff, newly-admitted and prospective students and department-sponsored non-employees receive a username, or PirateID. A PirateID and unique strong passphrase, created during the activation process, are used to log in to IT systems such as the ECU network and email.

A PirateID username is not the same as the ECU ID, or Banner ID, which is a unique number identifying an employee or student within ECU’s administrative systems. Your Banner ID can be found in your account information within PiratePort, ECU's secure portal.

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Passphrase Maintenance Portal

Available To

Faculty, Staff, Students, Retirees, Non-employees,

Get Started

A newly-assigned PirateID is activated through the passphrase maintenance portal. During this process, you will set up security questions, add your mobile number, add an alternate email and create a passphrase. For more information, see the knowledge base articles.

Features and Benefits

The passphrase maintenance portal is also where you:

  • Reset your passphrase. This is required every 90 days.
  • Unlock your account. Accounts lock after three unsuccessful login attempts.
  • Reset your security questions.
  • Change your notification email.
  • Set a mobile number for texted activation code.
  • Reset Multi-Factor Authentication for a trusted device.

Service Availability

The passphrase maintenance portal is available 24/7.


No fees are associated with this service.


Related Articles (2)

Overviews, FAQs and tutorials for your PirateID, passphrase and Multifactor Authentication (MFA) setup.
Your ECU passphrase must be changed every 90 days. Use these tips to create a secure passphrase.


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