UT Electronic ID Agreement
This is the UT Electronic ID Agreement with The University of Texas at Austin ("the Agreement"). Once you have claimed your University of Texas Electronic ID ("UT EID"), you will be permitted to access a variety of online services, open supplemental Accounts, and initiate and conduct certain transactions online using your personal UT EID and Password. The UT EID is your public user name. Your access to and use of your Account(s) and UT online services is subject to compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, the Rules and Regulations of The University of Texas Board of Regents, and the Computer Security Policy of the University of Texas at Austin (UT Policy Memorandum 6.302). Please read this Agreement carefully before agreeing.
Use of Password
Your UT EID and Password are what identifies you on UT secure websites. It is your electronic fingerprint and you must protect this identity so that someone else cannot impersonate you. By signing the agreement you acknowledge and represent and warrant that:
- You have received a UT EID and a number, code or other sequence which provides electronic access to resources and services at UT ("the UT EID and Password").
- You are the sole and exclusive owner of your UT EID and Password.
- You accept full responsibility for the use and protection of the UT EID and Password, as well as for any transaction occurring in any Account or service opened, held, or accessed through the UT EID and Password.
You acknowledge and agree 'that all debts and obligations incurred through an Account or service opened, held, or accessed through the UT EID and Password will be your sole obligation and responsibility. You accept full responsibility for monitoring your Account(s). You will immediately notify UT in writing if you become aware of any loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your UT EID, Password, and/or Account numbers via the Lost/Stolen ID Deactivation site.
Modification of Agreement
UT may unilaterally change these terms and conditions at any time by conspicuously posting notice of such change in the UT Electronic ID Agreement online, located in the EID Help Suite of the UT web homepage for a period of five (5) consecutive business days or by providing written notice to you at your last address on record with UT. Continued use of your UT EID, Password, and/or Account number(s) will constitute acknowledgement and acceptance of the revised terms and conditions. Only one upgraded EID per person is allowed.
This Agreement and its enforcement shall be governed by the Laws of the State of Texas.
Safeguarding Your UT Electronic Identity (UT EID)
UT EID – Your Public User Name
Your UT EID is your user name, an electronic identifier that was created when you applied to attend the university or for a job. Most people who interact with the university have a UT EID.
Some people, such as UT employees, are required to have an Upgraded UT EID. Students are highly encouraged to have one, but it is not required. Having an Upgraded UT EID means:
- You understand and agree to abide by the UT Electronic Agreement, which is legally binding.
- You are responsible for any actions taken using your UT EID, such as paying bills.
- You have shown government-issued photo identification at a UT ID Center.
UT EID Password
- Your UT EID and password are what identify you on UT secure Web sites and applications. All UT passwords are private. Do not share your password with anyone!
- To change your password, you must know your current password.
- Set up password reset questions in the UT EID Self-Service Tools at http://www.utexas.edu/eid, after you log into the Manage My UT EID Profile section. Password reset questions let you quickly get back into your EID account if you forget your password.
Did you know…
If someone obtains your UT EID password, they can access your private data, alter or destroy your files, and perform illegal activities in your name?
Creating a Strong Password
- Passwords are case sensitive, meaning you must remember if the letters used are uppercase or lowercase. For example, the passwords ‘BeVo’ and ‘beVO’ are not the same.
- Your password cannot contain your UT EID, first or last name, birthday, or any blank spaces.
- Passwords must be 8-20 characters long.
- You may not re-use any of your last 10 passwords.
- Passwords must contain letters, numbers, and at least one of the special characters shown here: ! @ # $ % & * ( ) - + = , < > : ; ” ’ .
- Passwords cannot contain any names or dictionary words longer than four letters.
- Common letter/number substitutions are not allowed (for example @ for a, ! for I, or zero for O).
Why a strong password?
When you create a strong password, you help prevent attackers from accessing your accounts and the university’s network and data. Remember to change your password regularly!
Manage your UT EID with the UT EID Self-Service Tools.