Protect your UGent account and login details

Protect your UGent account and login details

  • Keep the password of your UGent account strictly confidential.
  • Change your UGent password at least once a year.
  • Choose a strong password (or passport sentence) keeping in mind the "easy to remember, difficult to guess" principle.
  • Never use your UGent password for other, external services: choose another password for these.
  • Never let yourself be caught by phishing: someone sending you a fraudulent email to obtain your username and password. Never respond to such requests!
  • Only fill in your login details on the acknowledged UGent applications you trust, such as CAS and Athena.
  • Do not write down your password and do not send it to anyone by email.
  • Do not give anyone else your login details. Use proxy server functions and shared network disks (shares) instead.
  • Do not forget to log off (or lock) your equipment when you leave it alone for some time.

More practical tips:

About the information security policy of UGent: