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Changing your LAN Password

Before You Begin:

Your LAN password is your Local Area Network password and is used to access the following items:
Webmail, Blackboard, SIS, Campus Computers, Papercut Stations, Wireless Access, VPN and EZ-Proxy.

The LAN password guidelines require:

  • At least eight characters
    • The maximum amount of characters is can be is sixteen
  • Contain at least 3 of the following items
    • Uppercase Letters
    • Lowercase Letters
    • Numbers
    • Symbols
  • The system will not allow commonly used passwords ( “password” or “thisismypassword”).

If you type your password incorrectly three times, your LAN account will be locked. Please contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance unlocking your account. Otherwise, your account will automatically unlock in 30 minutes.

To Change Your LAN Password:

Option 1: Change Password through the Password Change System (https://password.umflint.edu/forgot)

You will not need to know your old LAN password to change your new password this way.  You will need to know the answers to your two security questions that we have on file.  Only options 1 and 2 allow you to change your password without knowing the old password.

Option 2: Bringing Picture ID to the Helpdesk

You come to any of the ITS Open Computer Labs (3174 WSW or 206 MSB) with a picture ID and we can assist you with changing your password. (See www.umflint.edu/helpdesk for the current semester hours)

Option 3: Change Password with Webmail

This method will use the Forgot Your Password link found at https://email.umflint.edu.  This method will require you to know your old LAN password.

  1. Navigate to https://email.umflint.edu
  2. Type in your Outlook Account information as follows:
    • For Uniqname enter your uniqname.
    • For Current Password, enter your current LAN password.
    • For New Password, enter your new LAN password.
    • For Confirm New Password, retype your new password.
  3. Click Ok.
  4.  A box will pop up if you password was successfully changed.

Option 4: Change Password through the Log-In Screen of a Owned University Computer.

This method can only on-campus and only using a university owned machine. This method also requires the knowledge of your previous password.

  1. Once you have logged in, Click the Crtl, Alt , and Del keys at the same time
  2. Press the Change Password button in the bottom-left corner.
  3. Type in your LAN password information as follows:
    • Select FLINT-NT in the log on to field.
    • For Old Password, enter your current LAN password.
    • For New Password, enter your new password.
    • For Confirm New Password, retype your new password.
  4. Press Ok.

Option 5: Change Password through the Password Management System when your Current Password is Known. (https://password.umflint.edu)

This method requires the knowledge of your previous password.


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