Faculty, Staff, Department & Organizational email passwords expire every 365 days!
This is a security feature that helps protect unauthorized access to your account. We strongly recommend that you do not share your passwords or PINs with anyone. It's also very ineffective to write your passwords down or to allow programs to "remember" your password.
Update your Password
Please utilize this self-service link to change your password in the active directory. This will be a requirement for each user and will synchronize passwords.
Click here for instructions on using the self-service tool.
Account Enrollment in UWG ADSelfService
Sign in using your current login credentials. You will then be required to register your account by selecting the “Enrollment” button, a process which requires selection of five security questions.
Once registered, you may then change your password. Please see the complete password policy below.
*If you need assistance, choose the Help option at the top right of the screen to access ADSelfService Help.
UWG ID Password Policy
Your new password should meet the minimum qualifications:
- Minimum of 12 characters
- Must include at least 1 lower case letter
- Must include at least 1 upper case letter
- Must include at least 1 number
- Must include at least 1 special character
- Password may not include three or more consecutive same-case letters from your username
- Password must be changed once every 365 days
- Password cannot be one of your last 2 passwords used
You must meet these minimum security requirements to allow the reset of your password as evidenced by a green rating in the strength analyzer indicating a “strong” password.
Tips for Creating A Good Password:
- Combine letters, symbols, and numbers that are easy for you to remember and hard for someone else to guess.
- Pronounceable passwords (even if they are not words) are easier to remember, which lessens the need to write your password.
- Don't use personal information or any word in any language spelled forward or backward.
- Make new passwords that are not identical or substantially similar to ones you've previously used.
Clever Password Formulas:
- Word Formula: Take two words and combine them with a number or special character in the middle. The combination creates a unique term that makes a good password. Of course, the terms you choose should still not be personal or easily connected to you.
- Acronym Formula: Use the initial letters of a phrase to create an acronym, especially if a number or special character is included.