Changing Your Password

New Accounts

New computer science students can get access to Computer Science (CS) computing resources by coming to the SSG office (FEC 3500) during business hours. Please be ready to show your Lobo ID when you come in. It is important to note that this account is distinctly different from your UNM IT account as the department uses different computers for CS resources.

Your password is the first line of security for your Computer Science account. It is your responsibility to protect your password and your Computer Science account. If your password is stolen or compromised, you could find your account locked without warning. If you share your password with anybody, your account will be locked.


  • Must not be easily guessed. Do not use your name, your pet’s name or a password that contains your username.
  • Must be a minimum of eight characters to a maximum of 40 characters.
  • A password can be a sentence of at least three words separated by spaces and be at least 13 characters long
  • If shorter than 13 characters, the password must contain characters from at least three of the following four character classes:
    • Numbers: 0, 1, 2, …
    • Uppercase letters: A, B, C, …
    • Lowercase letters: a, b, c, …
    • Special characters: ~ ! @ # $ < > …

Changing Your Passwords

If you know your password you can change your it at  . 

If you do not know your password then email in order to make arrangements to come into FEC 3500 and change it. Please be prepared to show a Lobo ID or other form of government ID when you come in.