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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).


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, Rozona Kelemen, Assistant to the Dean, assists new regular faculty in acquiring a uniqname. Nancy Paul, 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. LawIT 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.

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.