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UM Password Change

This tool allows you to change your password on any of the following system:

  • ForUM
  • UM Windows Network (a.k.a. Active Directory)
  • Entourage (Mac email client)

To change password, fill out the following information. Note that passwords must meet certain requirements(see below).

All fields are required.
User Name:
Current Password:
New Password:    
Confirm New Password:

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Your password should be easy for you to remember, but hard for someone else to guess.

These two goals are not always easy to achieve simultaneously.

The following procedure may help you develop strong passwords you can remember.

  1. Think of a favorite quote, phrase or song lyric. For example, “Four score and seven years ago…”.

  2. Take the first syllable from each word of your quote: “Four Score And Seven Years Ago” becomes “fsasya”.

  3. Take your new “word” and capitalize some of the letters: fSaSya.

  4. Add at least one numeral and/or special character:  fSaSya7!

  5. Make sure the final password is at least 8 characters long.

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UM Network Passwords must conform to the following standard:

  1. Passwords must be at least eight (8) characters long

  2. New passwords should not be similar to old passwords

  3. Your password may not contain your username or name

  4. Passwords must contain characters from at least three (3) of the following four (4) categories:

  • Uppercase Letters (A - Z)

  • Lowercase Letters (a - z)

  • Numerals (0 - 9)

  • Special Characters (Do Not Use "@")(for example: !#$%)


Please contact the Technology Services Help Desk at 205-665-6520 for assistance.