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Faculty & Staff Technology Account

This document discusses the faculty and staff technology account

Every member of the faculty and staff who is employed for 30 days or more or is teaching a credit course is given a campus network account.

A user's full Internet email address is (i.e.  The username is just the part before the @ symbol (i.e. theyertl).

Faculty and staff will use their network account for the following.

  • Log into campus Windows and Macintosh computers.
  • Log into Desire2Learn (D2L), our campus course management software. Faculty using Web-based or Web-enhanced courses will have D2L accounts.
  • Log into the WISC site to purchase discounted software.
  • Access various Library resources and databases.

Account Parameters

Please reference the Account Maintenance Policy  for information on timelines and procedures for removing accounts once you are no longer employed with UW-Green Bay.

Account Passwords

UW Green Bay's password policy, self service, complexity

The policy requires the following:

  • Passwords must be a minimum of 14 characters
  • Passwords must be a mix of upper case, lower case, numbers, and special characters.
  • Must be changed at least every 180 days
  • Can't be any of your last 24 passwords.
  • Passwords should not exceed 49 characters.


Passwords may not contain the user's samAccountName (Account Name) value or entire displayName (Full Name value). Both checks are not case sensitive.

The samAccountName is checked in its entirety only to determine whether it is part of the password. If the samAccountName is less than three characters long, this check is skipped. The displayName is parsed for delimiters: commas, periods, dashes or hyphens, underscores, spaces, pound signs, and tabs. If any of these delimiters are found, the displayName is split and all parsed sections (tokens) are confirmed to not be included in the password. Tokens that are less than three characters are ignored, and substrings of the tokens are not checked. For example, the name "Erin M. Hagens" is split into three tokens: "Erin", "M", and "Hagens". Because the second token is only one character long, it is ignored. Therefore, this user could not have a password that included either "erin" or "hagens" as a substring anywhere in the password.


 What will Happen if my Password Should Expire?

Call the Help Desk at 920-465-2309 to get the password reset. You can also enroll in the password reset tool to be able to reset your password without intervention from the Help Desk. 

If you are a staff person you will need to come to the Help Desk and show a photo ID to have your password reset or enroll in the password reset tool so you can do it remotely. 

Keywords:Technology, account, faculty, staff, network, share, quota, storage   Doc ID:24806
Owner:Kim M.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2012-06-21 13:28 CSTUpdated:2020-02-04 08:34 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay
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