Change Network ID Password

Your NetID and password provide access to much of your private information at UVM.

Passwords for most people must be at least 12 characters long, contain at least 2 types of characters (lowercase, uppercase, numbers, or symbols), and not be based on dictionary words. Some university roles require a stronger password.

A good password is easily remembered but hard to guess:

  • Nonsense words, unusual acronyms, and deliberate misspellings help make good passwords. Do not choose passwords that have a personal reference to yourself, such as your nickname or a family member's name.
  • Pick a sentence you remember from a movie, book, or song. Use the first letter of each word, tossing in some capitalization and punctuation to make it harder for someone else to guess.
  • You can include dictionary words if your password is long enough. Use several words — or even a whole sentence — as well as numbers or punctuation.

Current username and password

Choose a new password

Your password must be…
  • at least 12 characters long.
  • made up of a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • complex and not based on a dictionary word or your name.
  • not found among previously compromised passwords.