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 8 characters long, contain at least two 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.