This document outlines how to Activate your University Account.
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- Go to the User Account Managment page – click on the "Activate your account" link.
- You will see the words "Activation Key Required" in parentheses
- Enter your student identification number
- This is a unique 7 digit number assigned to you by the University. If this is your first time activating your account, your student identification number should have been mailed to you.
- Enter your activation key
- This is a case sensitive alphanumeric code either sent to you after registration or given to you by Techsupport.
- Press continue.
- You will have to enter your student id number and activation key on the next page.
- You will then be prompted to create a new password.
- The password must be at least eight characters long with at least one number and one capital letter; the number can not be the first character (example: P@ssword01).
- You will be prompted to enter three questions and answers.
- The three questions can all be the same and you must complete all three.
- Please remember that you may not need to answer these questions for 3 or 4 years. Try and avoid anything time sensitive or with too many possible ways to answer. It may not be the best idea to enter the question "What did I have for breakfast today?". "What town was I born in?" may be a better choice.
- Click on activate account.
- If all information was entered properly, you will get a congratulations screen with your username and University email address.
- Note: You can access the University email at Gmail in about an 5-10 minutes. It will take up to 2-hours before you can access the Blackboard or MaineStreet. Do not place the @maine.edu extension after your username.
|Remember once your password has been activated it may take up to an hour before you are able to log in with the UMS ID for some systems.|