Find this information under ITBasics on the
DiscoverIT page in My iMpact.
Your "Uniqname" Login
(pronounced "unique name") is your personal login
for using computing services across the U-M campus. This account is managed by the University's Information Technology
Central Services division (ITCS).
Use your uniqname to
log into computers in our student lab
log into IFS personal file space
modify your information in the Online Campus Directory
use iMpact, CTools and other UM web sites that
require a login
Get it Here!
New Students:Uniqname request form
Use the UMID in your
acceptance letter with the OTID (one time ID) in your deposit enrollment
e-mail confirmation to
fill out the linked form
choose your uniqname and password. Please note that if you already have a uniqname
from a previous degree program, etc., you will still need to complete this
process to re-activate your account.
Faculty & Staff Business School Accounts
Our Faculty, Staff and
Ph.D. students also have a Business School Microsoft
Networking account from Computing Services. The
account uses their uniqname with a separate password
from the campus Kerberos system. It provides
access to the Business School network personal file
space, Exchange email account, and Webuser server.
MBA and BBA students do not have individual Business School network
accounts. Students use lab computers or
access shared locations on the Business School network.
For more information, see the
Network section. Please contact the Computing Services office if you need assistance with
Business School accounts.
How to Change Your Password
Known as your
"Kerberos" password, your uniqname password provides secure,
authenticated access to your services.
The ITCS password is
case sensitive and should be 6-10 characters in length
with a mixture of numbers, symbols and letters.
Your Business School Password If you have a Business School account, this
password is changed
from your office computer by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete key, then
clicking on the Change Password button. Note this will change your
Webmail password as well.
Protect Your Electronic Identity
Protecting your password is your
responsibility to guard against unauthorized use of services in
your name. Do not share your login and password. No one should ask you for
it. Your password provides
access to your resources:
Anyone can send an e-mail message in
Anyone can access, change, delete your
private files, etc.
Smart practices include:
Do not leave your computer unattended while logged in. Use a
locked screen saver, or log out and log back in if necessary.
Remember to logout when finished on a computer.
Find alternative methods to provide what you
need to others. Use shared file space (S:\, R:\Courses, etc.).
Consult with the Helpdesk if necessary.
Memorize your password. Do not write it on paper.
The most secure password is longer than six
characters and has some capital and non-alphanumeric characters.
Other Ways to Keep Yourself Safe
Be sure to follow
practices, and always back up your data by saving it in a second location on
a separate disk (such as a Zip disk, a network drive that is backed up nightly,