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What is my passphrase?
8x8 Support

What is my passphrase?

Note: If you are a Virtual Office Configuration Manager user, click here to set up your passphrase in the Support portal.


In order to maintain the highest security standards, 8x8 Support will ask that you confirm your identify and ownership of your account when you contact us. This is done by verifying your passphrase.

The passphrase is separate from your 8x8 application password. The passphrase is a private identifier first created during your initial 8x8 setup. Support agents will ask that you verify your passphrase any time you contact 8x8 intending to make changes and requests involving proprietary information.

This covers any questions or changes to:

  • Account-specific information
  • Phone system changes
  • Billing inquiries
  • Billing changes
  • Updates to billing information

If you cannot recall your passphrase, you can retrieve it by logging in to Account Manager (Classic customers) or your Support portal (Editions customers). In the event that your passphrase is not easily accessible, you will be asked to provide a combination of other identifiers so that the Support engineer can confirm that you are authorized to make changes to the account.

Classic Customers

Primary and Secondary Admins

Passphrases are set up through Account Manager for Primary and Secondary Admins. The Primary Admin passphrase is set during your initial 8x8 setup phone call. The Primary Admin can then assign admin privileges in Account Manager to other users. These other users become Secondary Admins and are able to contact Support on behalf of the account owner for the areas of the account for which they have been assigned privileges.

Please note that Secondary Admins need to set up their own passphrase in Account Manager before contacting Support. The process to set up or change a passphrase for both Primary and Secondary Admins is described below.

To retrieve your passphrase from Account Manager

  1. Log in to Account Manager.
  2. At the top of the screen, under the Account Manager welcome message, click Edit My Profile.
  3. On the Edit Profile Information page, you can see your current passphrase displayed in the Pass Phrase box.
  4. To change your passphrase, enter a new passphrase in the box and click Save at the bottom of the screen.

Editions & X Series Customers

Editions customers (those with Virtual Office Configuration Manager instead of Account Manager) can view their passphrase by logging in to their Support portal.

  1. Log in to your 8x8 Application panel.
  2. Click My 8x8
  3. In the upper right corner, click the drop-down arrow next to your username. 
  4. Click My Profile. Your passphrase is viewable in the Passphrase field.
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