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The Basics

To use many U-M computing services you need to enter your uniqname (which identifies you) and your UMICH password (which authorizes and authenticates you). Law School staff accessing web-based systems are additionally required to use two-factor authentication, entering a pass code. 


A computing ID (a three-to eight-letter personal identifier) at U-M is called a uniqname (pronounced "unique name"). It is public information and is printed on your MCard along with your full name. You may tell anyone your uniqname because it will be part of your e-mail address. (Your e-mail address is your If you do not already have a uniqname, the Assistants to the Dean aid new regular faculty in acquiring a uniqname. The Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs performs the same service for visiting and adjunct faculty and lecturers. New staff should receive their uniqname during their orientation. Law IT can also create uniqnames upon request for guests, visitors, and groups for special purposes such as temporary wireless access.  

UMICH password

Your UMICH password (formerly two passwords, Kerberos and UMROOT, that were synchronized) authenticates you—or proves you are who you say you are—when you use most centrally-provided and many Law School-provided computing services.

NEVER tell anyone your UMICH password. Keeping your password secret guards against unauthorized use (or misuse) of U-M computing services in your name and protects against exposure of your personal private information (your social security number, paycheck etc.) stored in Wolverine Access, which is the gateway to all administrative systems at the University.

Your UMICH password is your key to:

Create (or change at any time) your UMICH password. Find out how to select a safe password.

Two factor authentication for Law School Staff

Two-factor Authentication is a means of securing data by the combination of your uniqname, password, and a pass code. The University has chosen Duo as the software provider to generate the pass codes, which are a series of numbers that change frequently. The pass code acts as an additional barrier to anyone who might successfully guess your password. Duo provides several options for obtaining the passcode. Learn how to turn on and activate Duo for weblogin.

In order to protect the institutional data and sensitive data that we routinely access, Law School staff are required to use two-factor for weblogin at all times.

The University’s security group will generate periodic reports on Duo usage. Staff not using Duo for weblogin will be contacted to reinstate the service, and their supervisor notified.

To request assistance with any of these, please submit a work request or ask someone in your department to place a work request for you.