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Safeguard your password

Your password protects your personal information and identity against misuse. Therefore it should never be given to others, by e-mail, phone or in any other way. The IT department will never ask for your password. We have the necessary tools to enable us to do most of the tasks that we need to do without your password.

Do not use your password elsewhere

Your UiB password should only be used with you UiB user account for access to services and systems at UiB, or for logon to Eduroam networks at other research- and educational institutions.

Change your password

Password change for your UiB user account can only be done in UiBtilgang, at [1].

Create a strong password

A good password should be easy to remember but hard to guess. Attackers are a devious bunch and will stop at nothing to get into our systems. Therefore we have to look into what makes a good password.

The most important aspects of a password is its length and complexity:

Length: use at least 10 characters in your password. Longer passwords will increase security. Complexity: ”Rub6berBoot!” is more complex than ”Rubberboot”

As of January 30, 2015, the following rule applies for your UoB passeword:

The password must consist of at least 10 characters, consisting of borth small and capital letters and numbers or special character, except ' " : ;

Also keep in mind when making your password:

  • Make the password easy to remember for yourself.
  • Use capitals and small letters mixed ("RuBbErBoot"), combined with numbers and/or space or other characters ("RuB63rboot_").
  • Avoid language specific characters which may not be available on all keyboards you need to use to log in.
  • Your password should not be possible to guess. Don't use only a common word, name or user name, forwards or backwards, in your password.
  • If you combine several words to a special sentence that only tou know, the password may be easier to remember.

Note: The example passwords above, or passwords similar to those should not be used in real life.

How to handle your password

  • Never give your password to anyone. Your password is yours alone and protects your personal information and identity against misuse.
  • Don’t write down your password. Keep your password hidden from friends, colleagues, children etc.
  • Never provide your password via e-mail or phone. Don’t provide your password in any circumstances. If you are asked to provide your password then there is a high probability that someone is trying to trick you.
  • Keep your UiB password just for UiB. Do not use it as your password on other systems outside of UiB.
  • Do not type your passwords on computers that you do not control. Computers such as those in Internet cafés, shared systems, kiosk systems, airports etc. should be considered unsafe for any personal use other than anonymous Internet browsing.

Contact us at BRITA if you have any questions

If you feel the least bit unsure or have any questions, contact us through UiBhjelp, or on phone 55584700 so we can help you. And remember: there is no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to IT security!