To change or synchronize the password for your IST computer accounts:
This page is intended as a guide that explains how to change your U of M Computer Accounts Passwords.
If you've lost or forgotten your password, please see the lost/forgotten passwords page.
- Login to iridium (IST's computer account management system), by visiting:
If you've never logged into Iridium before, you can login with any of your CNS, INS or Jump passwords.
- Click on the "profile" tab, where you will be brought to the "Change Password" screen.
Follow the on-screen instructions
Note: If you received a message "Account is already in use by Iridium", you must wait a FULL 10 minutes and then proceed to change your password.
Choosing a Password
It's important that you choose a good password and keep it private. Doing so prevents other people from using your account to post false messages under your name or perform other illegal activities.
A good password:
- is between 6 and 8 characters in length.
- contains letters and numbers
- is easily remembered so you don’t have to write it down.
- contains both upper case and lower case letters.
A bad password:
- is easily guessed (your mother’s name, birthday, etc).
- is less than 6 characters long.
- matches your account information, like your login name.
- is a dictionary word, proper name, or non-random characters (eg. aaaaaa).
- Some passwords are case sensitive, such as your email password. If you use a password with upper and lowercase characters, you must type those characters exactly.
- Combine parts or words, letters and numbers, but note that special characters are not permitted
Robo1caT and coff3Mug are good examples