What is a NetID?

The NetID allows campus users to connect to many UM systems and applications with the same login and password.

The NetID format is two letters (first initial, last initial) and six numbers (e.g. "ab123456"). An ā€œeā€ on the end indicates that it is an employee (e.g. "ab123456e") NetID. The initial password is the last six digits of the University ID (the 790 number).

Access to the following primary systems is available by using the NetID and password:

  • UMConnect (students only)
  • CyberBear
  • Remote library resources
  • UM Online Moodle
  • Wireless
  • VPN
  • IT computer labs

NetID access is also available for other UM services including but not limited to: MyLabsPlus, Cascade content management system, and IT short courses. Questions about NetID authentication may be directed to IT Central at 406-243-HELP.

Obtaining the NetID

The NetID may also be obtained at login.umt.edu by clicking on "What is my NetID?

NetID Activation & Deactivation

University services accessed via the NetID and password are offered to all current employees and also to students once they apply to The University of Montana. The NetID and password are activated/deactivated for each group as follows:


Current University of Montana employees may access university services via their NetID as long as their employment status is active in the Banner system. Deactivation occurs once a termination date is entered into the Banner system. University retirees have lifetime access to their University email account and address (does not include other NetID-accessible services). If they do not have an existing MSO or departmental email account, upon retiring they will need to complete and submit to IT Central a Individual Computer Account Request Form so that an MSO email account can be created for them.


UMConnect accounts and other University services accessed via the NetID are provided to students once they apply to UM. These accounts are available while a student is currently enrolled at UM.

Establish or change security questions

Changing and/or resetting your NetID password online requires verification of your identity. Verification is accomplished using a security question. You must select and answer a security question through login.umt.edu. The online password reset feature is available after this action has been completed. If you haven't set a security question, your password can be reset at IT Central in Social Science 120. You will be asked to provide a valid University ID card for identification purposes. Please note that after three unsuccessful login attempts your NetID account is disabled for 15 minutes.

Changing your NetID password

You can change your password at login.umt.edu. Your password will expire after 364 days for security purposes. As an additional security measure, users should create complex passwords including a combination of alpha, numeric and symbolic characters (minimum of six characters).

Resetting your NetID password

If you forget your password or your password has expired, you can reset your password using your security question at login.umt.edu.

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