When you activate your computer account you will be given a university username and password.
Your username will be made up from your initials plus a number to make it unique, e.g. abc1
You can use your username and password to access most university computer systems including:
- university desktop computers
- your networked folders
- the university's wireless network
- a number of web based services such as staffcentral, studentcentral, staffmail, LOCO workshop bookings
You will be given a password to keep your username secure. You will be held responsible for any activity that is carried out using your username and password. It is very important that you don't tell anyone else your password by email, by telephone, in writing or in person. No member of university staff should ever ask you to tell them your password.
You should never type/enter your password unless you are logging in to a University of Brighton computer system, such as those listed above. Note that our web based services all have brighton.ac.uk in their address. If you don't see brighton.ac.uk in the address, don't enter your University of Brighton password.
If you want to change your password, you can use the MyInfo facility at https://myinfo.brighton.ac.uk.
See here for advice on what makes a good password.
See also, I've forgotten my password
What’s a good password?
When choosing a new password you should remember. Passwords must
The following would not be suitable passwords:
warning it contains no numbers, or uppercase letters
Good1? it contains less than eight characters
NOTTELLINGNE1 it does not contain a lower case letter
your car reg. no. it is too easy to guess
- abc1pass if your username is abc1
IMPORTANT: If you type in the wrong login details 10 times within a 15 minute period, this will result in your user account being locked for 15 minutes.
The account will be automatically unlocked after that time. This is to
prevent unlimited guessing of account credentials, particularly by
automated brute force attacks.
Note that some systems allow you to save your university username and
passwords. Whilst the university does not recommend storing passwords in
this way please ensure that any devices that store passwords are
updated should you either change your password or have it reset.