Most of the University’s systems authenticate through a system called Active Directory. That allows users to utilize the same credentials for most systems. There are a couple of exceptions to that: student email uses a separate password, as does Banner INB.
In all cases, there are three steps to accessing the UMW systems.
Step 1: Finding Your NetID & E-mail Address
Go to http://www.umw.edu and type your name in the search field with the people option selected.
Find your name in the search results. Under your name will be your NetID (sometimes called “LoginID” or “Username”) and under that will be your UMW e-mail address.
Step 2: Knowing Your Temporary Password
All new students are given an 8-character temporary password. This password will not allow new students to log into Eaglenet/Canvas/Etc… they must reset their password first.
This temporary password is comprised of the:
Uppercase first letter of your legal first name
Lowercase first letter of your legal last name
Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
2 digit designation of your birth month (e.g., April = 04)
If the University has no Social Security number or birthdate on file, use the Last 4 digits of your Banner ID + “99”. Your Banner ID is printed on your EagleOne card. It’s also found next to your name in Banner SSB (Eaglenet).
First Name: Donald
Last Name: Duck
Last 4 Digits of Banner ID: 7890
Birth Month: January (01)
Password would be: Dd789099
Step 3: Logging Into Active Directory (Eaglenet/Canvas/Etc…):
Your active directory netID and password will allow you to log into all University systems (excluding e-mail) such as, Eaglenet, Canvas, the library databases, computers on campus, and more.
Unlike your e-mail account, you will not be able to log in with your active directory temporary password the first time. You must reset the password before logging on.
Once your password has been reset you may then go to any system that you would like to use and enter your NetID and new password to log in.
Most system logins can be accessed under our ‘Helpful Links’ area at the top right of UMW webpages.
After clicking that button many useful links are displayed. There are several links at the bottom that students will use frequently: Eaglenet, Canvas, Library, Email.
You can use your NetID and AD password to log into most UMW system other than e-mail.
Resetting Your Active Directory Password:
To reset your password go to http://password.umw.edu.
- Type your NetID in where it asks for ‘Username’.
- Type your temporary password in the ‘Old Password’ field.
- Come up with a new password that follows the password rules on the left side of the page (*) and enter your password in the ‘New Password’ field.
- Re-enter in your password in the ‘Verify Password’ field.
- Finally, click the ‘Change Password’ button (E).
Logging in for the First Time:
Logging Into E-mail:
Your UMW E-mail account is created for you automatically, you just have to log into it using your temporary password the first time.
Go to http://live.com and enter in your UMW e-mail address where it asks for your ‘Microsoft Account’. Enter in your temporary password for the password.
The first time you log into your e-mail account you will be asked to change your password. After changing your password and logging back in with the new password you will be asked a few setup security questions; once you have answered those questions you will be brought to your mailbox.