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Changing Your UBITName Password

Operating System: All

Applies To: UB students, faculty and staff

Last Updated: September 16, 2015

Learn how to change your UBITName password using the UBITName Manager, a self-service website.


  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.

Password Rules

Your password must:

  • be different from your last 3 passwords
  • be between 8 and 32 characters in length*
  • contain at least 1 capital letter
  • contain at least 1 lowercase letter
  • contain at least 1 number
  • contain at least 1 of the following characters: ~!@#$%^&*()_+=-`{}[]|";'<>,.?/
  • not contain the following characters: :\

Note: Passwords longer than 20 characters may not work with some UB systems.

Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
Use your email, if known