Strong passwords protect your computer and personal information. Hackers often use ‘dictionary attacks’ to break passwords, trying every possible combination of characters.
Use these pages to learn how to create strong passwords you can also remember. Check our Safe Password Tips for more...
If you have administrative access to the Human Resources or Finance systems, you are required to change your IT Account password twice a year (every 180 days).
Note: This requirement only applies to staff and student employees with administrative access to the Human Resources or Finance systems and...
UMass Amherst IT offers several options in addition to Moodle and Blackboard Learn for instructors who want to post course materials online: Blogs, Box, Apps at UMass Amherst, and Web Hosting. Course IT Accounts provide a separate Blog, Box, Google Apps, and email...
Setting up and maintaining safe passwords is essential to online account security. Some simple tips you can use to create safe passwords are provided below. Your department may have other security policies that you must follow if they conflict with these password tips.
What's at Stake?
UMass Amherst faculty and staff can request Subsidiary IT Accounts for:
Departmental or academic projects (e.g., departmental Web sites)
Student employees whose job requires them to use email
Each Subsidiary Account comes with a separate email account, blog,...
Basic information about your UMass Amherst NetID and password is provided below.
Your NetID serves as the primary user name for your IT Account and gives you access to the campus network, SPIRE, email and much, much more.
Note: Some faculty and staff have Subsidiary Accounts. These...