Manage Your Passwords

Your passwords are keys to your data. Protect your data by protecting your passwords.

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UMICH (Level-1) Password

Choose a secure UMICH password.

For information on how to do this, see Choosing and Changing a Secure UMICH Password.

Set security questions in case you forget your UMICH password.

See instructions for setting security questions. If you forget your UMICH password, you will be able to verify your identity to reset it yourself online by answering one of your security questions.

Check your UMICH password regularly, and change it if it is at risk.

We recommend that you check your UMICH password every six months and change it if it is at risk. An easy way to remember this is to check your password when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST). See the Password Security Checklist for more information.

Turn on two-factor for Weblogin.

Turn on two-factor for Weblogin to protect your personal information: direct deposit information and W-2s in Wolverine Access, as well as your information in Google at U-M, Box at U-M, Canvas, and more.

Michigan Medicine (Level-2) Password

Choose a secure password and change it according to Michigan Medicine guidelines.

See Level-2 Password in the Michigan Medicine Knowledgebase for instructions on changing this password. Level-2 passwords must be changed at least once each year; these passwords expire after 365 days if they are not changed.

Use Duo two-factor security with your Level-2 password when required.

Some Michigan Medicine services require the use of two-factor authentication for access. For details, see Duo Two-Factor Security in the Michigan Medicine Knowledgebase.

Other Passwords

Never use your UMICH password for non-university services.

How to keep track of multiple passwords.

Some ways to keep track of multiple passwords:

  • Memorize them all. Some people with good memories can create multiple passwords with a single theme or follow some other strategy that helps them remember all their passwords.
  • Write them down and store them in a secure place. Do not leave them where others can see them or find them. Keep them locked up if at all possible. Store them as you would any other valuable item. Do not store them in a document on your computer unless you have encrypted the file.
  • Use password management software. Password management software lets you store multiple passwords in encrypted form so you don't have to remember them. You can access all your passwords using one master password.

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