This utility will change your USM password, which is used for logging on to your computer, file server access (COMMON and USER drives), VPN client, and many other functions. It is also sometimes called the Novell password.

NOTE: This password is NOT used for MaineStreet, BlackBoard, or UM System GMail. Please visit the UMS password utility at to change that password.

This password policy has been approved by the UMS Board of Trustees. Passwords must adhere to the following characteristics:

This utility uses a password advisor to assist you in creating a password that meets the above specifications.

You will need to enter your current USM username and password twice (once for the pop-up authentication window and once to change the password).

When you are ready, start the password utility:

Change Password