Rider Key FAQs

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What is the RIDER KEY?
RIDER KEY is your electronic identity at Rider University. It is the same as your myRider username and is also the part of your Rider email address preceding the "@" symbol. For example, if your email address is [email protected], then your RIDER KEY is smithw.  With your RIDER KEY you can access myRider, the wireless network (nowires), Canvas, public computer labs and other electronic resources.

What is the RIDER KEY used for?
Examples of services that use the RIDER KEY include:

  • — the University portal
  • Nowires — the University wireless network
  • Canvas — the University learning management system

How do I claim my RIDER KEY?
To claim your RIDER KEY, and change or reset your password, go to

What is Identity and Access Management? 
Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the  right time.