Usernames and Passwords
- The same format is used for all new staff, students and associates, but those with older style usernames will retain them.
- The format is ab12345 made up of two letters, two digits (for the year in which the account is created) and three numerical digits.
- Members of the University must adhere to the University's regulations for the use of computing facilities.
- You must not use an identifier (email address / username) allocated to someone else or allow anyone else to use your username or email address. You must never share your password with anyone - not even the Service Desk
Issue of Passwords
- Students set their own password when registering on line for the first time
- Staff can obtain their username from their department and use the self service system for password issue or they can visit the IT Service Desk to obtain their account details.
- Departments will provide information regarding servers or systems they manage where they do not use your UoB credentials
- Advice on passwords can be found on the Information Security website.
- There are rules on the structure of passwords. These are provided on the forms when creating your password.
- No password changes are enforced.
- You can change your passwords via the web form.
- You can use this form as long as you know your UoB password and can change that and/or your Gmail password.