How to Change Your Etsy Password
When you set up your Etsy account, you're prompted to select a password to prevent others from accessing your Etsy account. For safety's sake you should change your password from time to time — ideally, every 30 to 90 days. You should also change your Etsy password any time you feel yours has been compromised.
Don't be one of those people who goes for a decidedly lame password — your kids' names and birthdays are easy to guess. To ensure that no one accesses your account without your authorization, you need to set a strong password. A strong password has the following characteristics:
It's at least eight characters long.
It doesn't contain your user name or your real name.
It doesn't contain a complete word.
It differs from passwords you've used in the past.
It contains a mixture of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
Don't use the same password on multiple sites. Otherwise, if someone figures out your password for one site, that person will have access to all your online accounts.
To change your password, log in to your Etsy account and follow these steps:
Click the Your Account link along the top of any Etsy page.
Click the Settings link on the left side of the Your Account page.
You should land automatically on the Account tab, but if you don't, click the Account tab at the top of the page.
In the Password section of the Account tab, type your current password in the Current Password field.
In the New Password field, type your new password.
Retype your new password in the Confirm New Password field.
Click the Change Password button.
If you're worried about forgetting your password, you can write it down — but make sure you store it somewhere safe and private. If you forget your password and where you wrote it down, you have to contact Etsy support to ask for help (after upping your daily dose of gingko biloba, of course). Ditto if you forget your user name.
If you've signed on to your Etsy account using a public computer — for example, one at your local library or in an Internet cafe — be sure you log off when you're finished. Otherwise, the next person who uses it will be privy to your account information.