UGent password

Your password is the key to your UGent account. You can read everything you need to know about your password on this page.

Besides with a password, your account is also secured with multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Password policy

Password policy for UGent accounts:

  • an annual password change is mandatory
  • when setting a new password, the strength of the newly chosen password is checked; only a sufficiently strong password will be accepted
  • When changing the password, do not select a password that has already been used
  • A strong password consists of at least 8 characters.
  • Your password must not contain accents or spaces.
  • Your login name must not appear in the password.

Reset forgotten password

From the login page, you can reset your password yourself.

Change password

If you know your current password and want to change it, you can do so via > Password (via the tile or in the menu on the left):

Password changed? Read this!

Your newly chosen password will no longer allow you to log in from devices (and applications) that have saved your old password.

Delete saved passwords:

Enter your new password: