signUM is the U of M’s new identity and access management solution. It replaces Iridium and can be used for:
An UMNetID is an account name that uniquely identifies you as a member of the U of M community. It is visible in business systems and reports and may be viewed by university staff. Your UMNetID and password are your online credentials and allow you to access various online services and systems such as JUMP, UM Learn, E-Mail, and WIFI.
signUM can be accessed by visiting any of the following:
Throughout the lifetime of your account, signUM will be used to change passwords, reset forgotten passwords, change challenge questions, and request access to additional accounts (Jump, Libraries, Aurora etc.).
Accounts not managed by signUM include Aurora self-serve, Sybase and other databases.
All students and staff who have activated UMNetIDs can use signUM. Personnel sponsored by U of M staff can use signUM after the Service Desk has set up their accounts.
UMNetIDs are activated:
Students and Staff, who have been set up in Banner or VIP for at least 12 hours, can claim their accounts by clicking on the “Claim Your ID” hyperlink on the signUM main page.
When claiming your account, you must provide answers to three challenge questions. These challenge questions will be used to reset your password if you forget it.
Sponsored personnel, whose accounts have been set up by the Service Desk, will receive their login credentials (username and password) from the sponsor.
signUM will be implemented gradually over several phases. During the first phase, sponsored accounts will continue to be processed by the Service Desk and the Accounts Office as per the existing paper form-based process. With the introduction of newer functionality in later phases, signUM will support online forms for sponsored accounts.
Any user claiming an UMNetID in signUM will have to opt-in to a listing in People Search. Existing users shall be able to opt-out of a listing in People Search by going to the Self Service>My Information screen and entering “N” in the “Is Publicly Viewable” field.
Any information security policy cannot be effective without a password standard. The password standard describes the acceptable standards for password construction and management. Enforcing an up to date password standard mitigates unauthorized access to U of M’s computing resources and improves security.
All user account passwords shall:
Please note that your password may be in the form of a passphrase -for example, "IamGr8erthanu."
All users will be required to change passwords to meet the standard within a year. The password expiration date will differ for each user . It is based on your month of birth and the date of your last password change.
You will receive an automated reminder from signUM one month before your password must be changed. You can change your password anytime until this expiration date. Once your password has expired, you will be required to change the password at your next logon to a U of M system.
U of M’s password standard requires users to change passwords on an annual basis.
You will receive an automated reminder from signUM one month before your password is about to expire.
On any internet connected device, log into signUM at signUM.umanitoba.ca, go to Self-Service>My Information and select “Change Password”.
The U of M recognizes that as a community many of its members use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. A preferred is a name that you commonly use that is different from your legal first name.
A transgender student has the legal first name “Kimberly” but prefers to be called “Kay”. This student’s preferred first name is “Kay”.
A student- with the full legal name “James Jamal Jones”, might actually go by their legal middle name “Jamal” and not their legal first name, “James”. This student’s preferred first name is “Jamal.”
A staff member Wendy Xu may use her first name, “Wendy”. This staff member does not have a preferred first name that is different from her legal name.
You may choose any name by which you want to be known in the university's information systems, as long as you act in good faith. The inappropriate use of preferred names, including attempts to avoid a legal obligation via misrepresentation or the use of inappropriate language, will result in the reversal of your request.
No. Any person who wants to use their legal name can continue to do so.
signUM will be enhanced gradually over several phases. When the implementation is complete, users will be able to complete the following processes online:
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