Passwords

Changing your UMICH  Password:

  • Click Login in the upper right corner
  • The Login ID is your uniqname
  • Enter your current UMICH password
  • You will be prompted to complete security questions, review your answers and save.
  • Enter an external email address for response if you forget your UMICH password.
  • Once your security questions are set, you will see an option to change your UMICH password
  • If you do not know your UMICH password, please contact the ITS Accounts Office or the ITS Help Desk

When to Change Your Password

You should change your password if:

  • You have had the same password for more than 6 months
  • You have logged onto a system in another city or campus
  • You have shared your password with anyone.
  • Your password does not meet recommended guidelines.

Guidelines for Choosing a Password

Passwords must be at least 9 characters

  • Passwords must contain  upper and lowercase letters and numbers.  Numbers must be between letters.
  • Do not use blank spaces.
  • Passwords should be something you can easily remember, yet hard for someone else to guess. For example, a phrase like "too hot today for me" could be 2Ht2dy4me
  • Passwords cannot be all numbers, and cannot contain alphabetic or numerical sequences (i.e., “cde” or “345”).
  • Passwords cannot be a proper name or a word recognized by any dictionary. That includes words from another language. Do not use your initials preceded or followed by numbers.
  • If you need help creating random passwords, use an online tool that will do it for you http://www.winguides.com/security/password.php

For more information, go to:
Choosing and Changing a Safe and Secure UMICH Password