Web Notes ULB/VUB
Centralized password management at the University
A lot of network applications at the university require you to log on with a username (NetID) and a password. You can change your password, or reset it in case you have forgotten it, through PAM, the Personal Account Manager.
You can change your password yourself by logging on onto the Personal Account Manager with your NetID (login) and current password.
Warning: if you have forgotten your password AND the answer to the question, you will have to come to the Computing Centre to get a new password.
Suggestions when having logon issues
If you continue having problems to log on onto an application, here are a couple of suggestions:
1) Make sure that the password concurs with the rules we impose (see the link below)
2) Make sure that you have used the correct username/loginname/NetID when logging on. A NetID has maximum 8 characters and the letters are only lowercase (small) letters!
3) Try typing your password in a location where you can see the characters you type, to make sure that what you type corresponds with the password you have in mind.
4) Make sure the CAPS lock is off.
5) You can test your password live by trying to log on onto the Personal Account Manager with your NetID (username) and password. If that fails, you have either specified an incorrect NetID or an incorrect password. Look at the suggestions above, or use the "lost-password" procedure of PAM.
My password is correct, but I still don't get access
Some applications (wifi-authentication, eduroam, locus,...) make use of an LDAP server to grant access. If you haven't changed your password for over a year, you may not get access to such an application. To fix this, we advise you to choose an new password through PAM.
Some security advisories
* NEVER give your password to another person - NEVER !
* NEVER send your password by e-mail - NEVER !
* be extermely vigilant when you receive requests to visit a website on which you have to enter your login (or e-mail address) and password.
Links- Personal Account Manager
- Password rules
- Where is the Computing Centre
Peter Van Rossem - firstname.lastname@example.org
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