Usernames are permanent and unique identifiers assigned to an individual upon the enrollment or employment to Auburn University. Usernames created after July 5, 2006, will generally consist of the user's first, middle and last initials followed by a four digit number (ex. abc1234). Usernames created before July 5, 2006 will be grandfathered into the system, and generally consist of the first five letters of the last name, followed by the first initial and middle initial.
Auburn University passwords are alphanumeric strings of characters that grant you, in association with a given username, access to many computing resources (such as AU Access, AU Install, Computing Labs, email, etc.). Passwords needed for Auburn resources can be managed through MyAccount.
An Auburn University PIN, or Personal Identification Number, is assigned to an individual when they were enrolled or employed at Auburn. PINs are only used by faculty and student advisors, so PINs are typically only known by students when a tigeri registration hold needs to be removed.
REMINDER: Your password will need to be updated immediately on all devices (e.g., phones, tablets, laptops). Failure to do so may automatically lock your account. If this occurs, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 334-844-4944.
So you forgot your password? If you have established your security questions in MyAccount, you can reset your own password there. If not, you should contact the OIT HelpDesk.
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So you forgot your PIN? Students must contact their academic advisor. Employees must contact their Administrative Computing Coordinator.
Instead of a password start thinking in terms of a pass-phrase.
Example: I donate money to the 4-H
Resulting pass-phrase: Id$2the4H
Example: Great fun for all
Resulting pass-phrase: Gr8_Fun_4_All
Good password: do_u_h8_NickS8n (just kidding)
Bad password: n0tg00dpassw0rd
Example: Tigers are number one forever
Resulting pass-phrase: TgrsRnum1_4ever
If you suspect your password has been obtained by someone else, change it immediately, and contact the OIT HelpDesk.
Circumstances indicating unauthorized use of your account:
The rules for changing your password are as follows:
Changing your Auburn University passwords is simple. Log into MyAccount (http://www.auburn.edu/myaccount).
Logging into Auburn Windows Domain resources from a computer that is off-campus.
The login window may have either two or three blank fields, as shown above. If there is a Domain field, it can be left blank.
To verify your username and password:
Your username and password are active and working properly,
and you have logged in successfully to an Auburn Windows Domain resource.