Information to help navigate the differences in netIDs, domain accounts, and other identities at UM.

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Pinned Article Accounts 'Cheat Sheet'

Cheat Sheet/quick read article to help users understand their accounts and our systems.

Pinned Article Multi-Factor Authentication

This document contains information about and answers to frequently asked questions regarding multi-factor authentication provided by DUO Security.

How do I access and display public folders in Outlook?

Instructions on accessing and displaying public folders within the Outlook mail application.

How do I access my student email (UMConnect)?

Information on how to access your UMConnect Student Email.

Identity Verification Guidelines

In today's digital age, safeguarding sensitive information and maintaining a secure campus environment are paramount concerns. As such, it is imperative for UM IT and users alike to adhere to rigorous regulations and guidelines pertaining to identity verification. Whether the need arises for password resets or disseminating sensitive information, the following policies serve as foundational pillars for ensuring the integrity and security of our information infrastructure.

What is Microsoft Safe Links?

Microsoft Safe Links is a feature of Microsoft’s Defender for Office 365 which is designed to protect students, faculty, and staff from phishing attempts and other malicious activity.

How do I activate my employee UMontana alias?

In addition to obtaining an email account, employees obtain a University email address in the form of a Umontana alias. This alias will be used as the official means of electronic communication between employees and the University.

How do I add my employee email to my phone's mail client?

This article will walk you through how to add your employee email to your phone's email client in a variety of ways.

How do I report spam and phishing messages?

Have you received spam or phishing email? Not sure what spam and phishing email is? Take a look at this article for helpful information on spam and phishing email and how and what to report to IT to help reduce it.

What is a NetID?

This article explains your NetID and what it is used for. It is important to never share your NetID password and keep it safe.

How do I access my email online?

Whether you are a student, staff, or faculty member, you are able to access your email online without the use of a local email client on your computer.

How do I change my UM computer account password?

If you have been locked out of your computer account, you will need to contact your IT support unit to have the password reset. If you do know your current password, there are several ways you can change it.

What is InCommon Federation identity management?

Federated identity management allows members of one organization to use their authentication credentials to access a web application in another institution. UM participates in the InCommon federation that includes education, research and partner organizations. The federation provides a common framework for trusted shared management of access to online resources.