Logging In and Changing Your Colleague Password

Modified on: Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 1:21 PM

Note: To request access to Colleague as a Forsyth Tech employee you must log in to Techlink, click the menu button at the top left, and navigate to Administration>Information Technology Services>Forms, and you will find the Colleague Access Request Form in the list of files.


If you ever need your Colleague password changed please contact the ITS Support Center @ (866) 517-3567.




 1. To begin, navigate to the Colleague User Interface Page by visiting colleague.forsythtech.edu.

Note: If you wish to use Production - v4.6 you will have to use Internet Explorer. Otherwise, click Production - v5.5.


UI Selection.



For the purposes of this tutorial, I'll be using v5.5, but the instructions are the same for the older Production version.




2. At the login page, enter your 8-digit username and password, then click 'Log in'. Your Colleague username will be only the first 8 characters of your TechID username.


Log In Page





3. If you entered your password correctly you'll see the 'Change Password' window pop up. Re-enter your current credentials, then enter a new password, confirm it, and click 'Submit'.


Colleague Password Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 characters
  • You must use one of each of the four types of characters: An uppercase and lowercase letter, a number, and a special character
  • At least one of each of these four types of characters must be in the first 8 characters of the password
  • Can't be the same as one of the last 5 passwords you've used
  • Can't contain any personal info (Name, SSN, Address) or multiple consecutive numbers


Example Password: !George9


Change Password Window



If you entered everything correctly, Colleague will Authenticate and load. If you receive any type of error message, check the requirements, check to be sure your username and current password are entered correctly, and try again.

If you're still not able to get logged in please contact the ITS Support Center @ (866) 517-3567.



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