Your ePantherID and password are your key to access many services at UWM and also protect your private information and data from access by others. Ultimately you are responsible for protecting your password.
Passwords may include upper case as well as lower case letters, digits and non-alphanumeric characters. Passwords must have:
- eight characters
- at least 1 upper and 1 lower case letter
- at least 1 character that is not a letter or a space
Passwords will be checked against a dictionary and for repeating characters. You should not include short words or repeating characters when selecting your password.
Tips for Picking and Protecting your Password
- Change your password on a recurring basis.
- Make a memorable password by substituting numbers or special characters for letters.
- Make a memorable password by using the first letters of the words in a phrase.
- Select a unique password for UWM use and not one you are using or have used elsewhere.
- Use the logout feature if the service provides one.
- Close all browser windows when done.
- Write down your password.
- Tell anyone your password - not even trusted family members, your professor, your supervisor or computer support staff.
- Use your name or variations of your name.
- Use your address or other sequences of characters that someone may guess about you.
For security reasons, you should not save your ePantherID password in applications or Web browsers. This prevents unauthorized users from using your credentials to access the network or ePanther services. In addition, you won't have to update your password in those applications when you change it.