At the University of Cincinnati, you can access many services using the same username and password. First, you must set up your security profile, and change your password from the default to one that only you know.
Your username (or “6+2”) is usually the first six letters of your last name followed by your first and middle initials. There are exceptions in cases of common names or users without a middle initial. Contact the UCIT Integrated Help Desk at 513-556-HELP (4357) for assistance.
Your default password is: Uc!mmddyyyy where mmddyyyy is your full date of birth. Remember to use the ! exclamation point and not a 1 or an l.
Before accessing any central service (i.e., any page displaying the CLS graphic, below), you need to change your password from the default and set up your password self service (PSS) profile.
Access PSS at: https://www.uc.edu/PSS/ To log in, enter your (“6+2”) username and Uc!mmddyyyy password.
To set up your PSS profile, you provide answers to several security questions so the system can verify your identity whenever you need to reset your password. The system is not case sensitive. The system will encrypt your answers before saving them. The information you provide cannot be read by anyone, including one of the system’s administrators.
Having saved your answers to the security questions, click the “Change Password” link on the left side of the screen.
On the following screen, change your password to something only you know.
Passwords must contain:
You may not use any form or part of your name or your username in a password. Remember, your default (or “old”) password is: Uc!mmddyyyy.
If you want to go back and make another change, click the "Change Again" link. Otherwise, ignore it.
The UCIT Integrated Helpdesk is here to provide assistance if needed. Simply call 513-556-HELP (4357).