My NCBI Password Retirement Wizard

Researchers logging into their My NCBI accounts when accessing PubMed or other resources may encounter a message regarding the Password Retirement Wizard. This is because NIH, NCBI and NLM have determined that making this change will increase the security of your accounts. Therefore, users will need to change how they access their My NCBI account before June 2022.    

The good news is that My NCBI accounts will continue to exist and will retain all the information currently stored in them. However, once the transition is complete, you will be required to use a third-party login – such as Google, NIH, eRA Commons, ORCID, Microsoft, or Facebook – rather than a separate NCBI username and password. Users belonging to certain research organizations, including the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, can also use their institutional login to access their MyNCBI.

The Password Retirement Wizard is designed to guide you through this process. You can also switch to a third-party login by going into your My NCBI account, clicking on your username in the top right corner of the screen, and updating the “Linked Account” settings. Both methods will offer you a choice of many different third-party login options (you can click “more login options” to see the full list) so you can pick the one that makes most sense for you.