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The UBITName Manager

The UBITName Manager home screen.

The UBITName Manager is a self-service Web page you use to activate your UBITName, change your password and manage your security questions.

Instructions

Activating Your UBITName

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.

Changing Your UBITName Password

  1. Go to the UBITName Manager, a self-service Web page (opens in a new window).
  2. Enter your UBITName
  3. Click Continue
  4. Solve the CAPTCHA Security Check
  5. Click Continue
  6. On the Login Options page, choose I know my password
  7. Enter your existing password
  8. Click Login
  9. On the Home screen, in the Password Manager box, click the Change password link
  10. After reading the password requirements, type your new password in the New password field. You may use one of the randomly generated "Suggested passwords" from the dropdown box, or create your own
  11. Type your new password again in the Verify password field
  12. Click Change Password

If your new password did not meet the password requirements, you will receive an error message telling you what the problem was.

Note: The Password strength meter (which changes colors as you type) only indicates how hard your password would be for a malicious computer program to guess. A green bar does not necessarily mean that your choice meets all of the password requirements.

Forgot Your UBITName Password?

Resetting Your Password with Your Security Questions

When you first activated your UBITName through the UBITName Manager, you had the opportunity to set up four security questions. If you set them up, answer them now to access your UBITName and change your password to something you will remember.

Carefully read these instructions, then log in and follow the steps.

1. Go to the UBITName Manager, a self-service website (link is below)

2. Enter your UBITName

3. Click Continue

4. Solve the CAPTCHA Security Check

5. Click Continue

6. On the Login Options page, choose the SECOND LINK, which is labeled: I forgot my password (answer Security Questions)

7. Answer your security questions. They are NOT case sensitive.

8. Click Continue

9. On the Home screen, in the Password Manager box, click the Change password link

10. After reading the password requirements, type your new password in the New password field. You may use one of the randomly generated "Suggested passwords" from the dropdown box, or create your own

11. Type your new password again in the Verify password field

12. Click the Change Password button

If your new password did not meet the password requirements, you will receive an error message telling you what the problem was.

Note: The Password Strength Meter (which changes colors as you type) only indicates how difficult it would be for a malicious computer program to guess your password. A green bar does not necessarily mean that your choice meets all of the password requirements.

Resetting Your Password at the CIT Help Desk

If you do not remember the answers to your UBITName Manager security questions, you did not set security questions or need a new one-time password, the CIT Help Desk can help.

Choose from the following 2 options:

  • Bring Photo ID In Person:
    Bring  photo I.D. to the CIT Help Desk walk-up counter, inside the entrance to the Lockwood 2nd floor Cybrary. Your photo I.D. must meet the requirements below. A UB Card with your picture on it is only accepted at the CIT Help Desk walk-up counter.
    - or -
  • Fax a copy of your ID:
    Fax your request to 716-645-3617. (Fax services are available for purchase at stores like FedEx Office, Staples and Office Max.) Your faxed request must include:
    • Your full name as it appears on your University record
    • Your UBITName
    • A telephone number where you can be reached during CIT Help Desk hours of operation
    • A copy of photo ID (such as a driver's license or passport) that:
      • Is government-issued
      • Shows your date of birth
      • Is in English
      • Is legible
      • Is current (not expired)

If you fax your request, CIT Help Desk staff will contact you at the telephone number you provide, and give you a new, one-time password. You will use this one-time password to repeat the process to Activate Your UBITName.

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