Choosing a password

When choosing a password, please note the following guidelines:

  • Length: at least 8 characters (better 11 and more characters), maximum 50 characters
  • at least one capital letter, one lower case letter, one number and one special character within the first eight characters of the password but NOT §, €, @, "
  • no umlauts or ß,
  • no personal dates or data
  • no word of any known language (including slang and dialect)
  • no keyboard sequences
  • choose a password you can remember

Please note: Attaching numbers or keyboard sequences to known words results in insecure passwords and thus does not comply with the guidelines above.

Validity

  • After registering for the first time, you will be asked to replace the initial password with your own password.
  • User passwords are only valid for 180 days and users are required to change them within this period of time as far as possible. To prevent possible misuse, we recommend changing passwords even more frequently. The SCC will notify you via E-Mail before the password validity expires.
  • If you forget to change your password within the 180-day limit, please contact the SCC in person.

Password guidelines

  • Keep your password secret
  • Do not give your password to others
  • Be sure that no one is looking when entering your password
  • Do not save your password to a programmable function key or in any unencrypted file on an IT system
  • Change your password immediately if you believe an unauthorised person knows your password
  • Never reuse old Passwords
  • Do not use the password of your account at the Bauhaus-University for external IT services.

Changing passwords

Go to: https://passwort.uni-weimar.de
(IP address of the Bauhaus-Universität required, external access only via VPN)

Please use your username (in field named Benutzernamer) and your old Password (in field named Passwort) to login.

Please choose the option "Passwort ändern".

When choosing a new Password in "Passwort ändern", please note the following guidelines:

  • Length: at least 8 characters, maximum 50 characters
  • at least one capital letter, one lower case letter, one number and one special character within the first eight characters of the password but NOT §, €, @, "
  • no umlauts or ß,
  • no personal dates or data
  • no word of any known language (including slang and dialect)
  • no keyboard sequences
  • choose a password you can remember

Please note: Attaching numbers or keyboard sequences to known words results in insecure passwords and thus does not comply with the guidelines above.   

Type in your new Password in the fields "Neues Passwort" and "Passwort bestätigen" and then click the button "Passwort ändern".