Your Username is your first initial and last name. i.e. Jane Doe could be jdoe, and could have a number as well.
Your username is also your Mott email address. i.e. Jane Doe would be firstname.lastname@example.org
Reset My Passphrase (Password)
You can only use the "Reset My Password" if you have previously set permissions in the account manager.
By default your passphrase is the last 4 digits of your student number and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. You should change your passphrase ASAP to secure your accounts.
A default passphrase is assigned to you initially. You should change your passphrase ASAP to secure your accounts.
Your passphrase gives you access to many systems here at MCC, keep your information safe and never give out your passphrase. We will never ask you for your passphrase. Keep it secure.
Your Student ID number is a 7 digit number located on your Student ID card.Employees
Your Employee ID number is a 7 digit number located on your Employee ID card.
Choosing a strong, secure passphrase reduces the risk that your passphrase will be guessed or stolen by a passphrase thief. A passphrase thief can use your passphrase to access your email and send email in your name, change your personal information in your Mott Apps, or publish inappropriate or illegal material. A thief may also be able to use your passphrase to break into MCC's systems.
A strong, secure passphrase is essential for you and for us!
In addition to the passphrase complexity required by the site or service, the following tips can help you protect your passphrase:
Strong passphrases are essential, but they aren't enough. Phishing attacks and data breaches put all your passphrases at risk, and you need additional security. Faculty, staff, students, and sponsored affiliates on all MCC campuses are required to use two-factor authentication (Duo) for MCC Account Login.
Ask yourself the questions below to see if you need to change your passphrase. Balance your answers with the need to have a passphrase that you can remember without having to write it down. If you have a strong, secure passphrase that is easy for you to remember and you use it with care, you may not need to change it as often as someone whose passphrase is more vulnerable.
Use Account Manager to check your Opt-in status so that you will be able to reset your passphrase. Complete Opt-in instructions can be found here. Once you have enabled account recovery review Computing Support - MCCAD Password - Look up and Reset for guidance on performing passphrase resets. When you change your MCC passphrase via Account Manager, your new passphrase will be required to meet these Mott Passphrase (Password) Complexity Requirements:
If you think your passphrase may have been compromised, change it and contact the ITS Help Desk at email@example.com / (810) 762-HELP(4357) for assistance. Service Center staff can check for signs of account compromise or misuse for you.
It's important to choose strong, unique passphrases for each site or service you use, but keeping track of all those passphrases can be challenging. Here are some ways to keep track of multiple passphrases:
Consider a Password/Passphrase Manager. A password/passphrase manager can store your passwords/passphrases in an encrypted file so that don't need to remember them, and good password/passphrase managers will help make up passphrases for you using random letters, numbers, and characters. All you have to remember is one passphrase to open the manager!
Use two-factor authentication wherever possible. Stop password/passphrase thieves from getting into your accounts by adding a layer of security to block them. You can turn on two-factor for many types of personal accounts.
If you need to write down or store passwords/passphrases, do it securely. Do not leave them where others can see them or find them. Keep them locked up if at all possible. Store them as you would any other valuable item. Do not store them in a document on your computer unless you have encrypted the file.