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Activate Your UBITName: International Student

Gather Your UB Information

You will need the following three pieces of information to activate your UBITName:

Information How You Get It Where to Get Help If Lost or Unknown
1. UBITName
Provided to you during International Student Orientation International Student and Scholar Services
2. Last four digits of your Person Number Provided to you during International Student Orientation International Student and Scholar Services
3. One-time Password Provided to you during International Student Orientation International Student and Scholar Services

If you are interrupted, log out or accidentally navigate away from the Identity Manager window during the activation process, you will need to get a new One-time Password from the CIT Help Desk, and can then follow the activation process again.

Visit the UBITName Manager

Click Visit UBITName Manager below and follow the instructions on the screen to activate your UBITName.

View step-by-step activation instructions (optional)

Once you have your UB information ready, visit the UBITName Manager (a self-service website) to activate your UBITName. You will be required to complete the following steps:

  1. Enter your UBITName
  2. Click Continue
  3. Solve the CAPTCHA Security Check
  4. Click Continue
  5. Enter your three pieces of UB information*:
    • The last four digits of your Person Number
    • The month of your birth in numbers (e.g., January is "01")
    • Your one-time password

      * Note: If you accidentally log out in the middle of the UBITName activation process, you may need to contact the CIT Help Desk to have them issue you a new one-time password before you can try activating again.
  6. Click Continue
  7. Complete the following three tasks to activate your UBITName:
    • Accept the UB Computer and Network Use Policy by clicking Accept
    • Choose a new password and click Change Password
    • Set your security questions and answers (one you create and three from UB) and click Continue
  8. When you see the UBITName Manager: Home screen, your UBITName is activated! You are now ready to enjoy all the great services UB offers. Note that you can return to the UBITName Manager at any time to change your UBITName password or manage your security questions.

What's Next?

Now that you've activated your UBITName, you are able to access a vast array of campus services, including:

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