Password management

Many IT services of the University of Vienna require users to log in. In addition to the u:account UserID, users require two passwords that they can manage themselves: u:account password and Wi-Fi password.

Changing passwords

According to section 2.5 of the policy Passwörter (passwords, PDF, in German), you have to change your passwords every 2 years. All you need is your u:account UserID and your u:account password.

If you want to change the password to a web space for organisational units, please use the form Changing the u:account password.

Forgotten u:account password

If you have forgotten your u:account password or cannot log in using your current password, you have to reset your password or request a new one.

Students

As a student of the University of Vienna, you can reset your u:account password yourself at any time.

The prerequisites are:

If you meet all these prerequisites, use the form Resetting the password.


Alternative

For students and newly set up u:accounts without rights:

Form Requesting a new password

Employees

Form Requesting a new password

After processing, you will receive a link to set a new password. The link is valid for 24 hours.

Guests

Form Requesting a new password

After processing, you will receive a link to set a new password. The link is valid for 24 hours.

Library users

Form Requesting a new password

If you have been a student or employee at the University of Vienna with your u:account before, you may be able to reset your u:account password yourself.

The prerequisites are:

If you meet all these prerequisites, use the form Resetting the password.

Forgotten your Wi-Fi password?

If you have forgotten your Wi-Fi password, you can look it up under managing the Wi-Fi password.