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New MyID system going live Monday, June 15; users will notice new look

WVU students and employees will notice a new appearance for the MyID service on Monday, June 15 because of changes Information Technology Services has made to the underlying software to improve security.

Existing users will NOT have to claim new accounts or reset passwords until they receive their typical expiration notices. When it is time to choose a new password, users will no longer have to answer a series of questions aimed at determining whether they are human or machine. Instead, users will simply check the box confirming “I’m not a robot.”

This change will affect MyID users on all WVU campuses, including Potomac State, WVU Tech and the Health Sciences Center. The WVU Hospitals system will not be immediately affected.

To learn about the changes, visit these pages: FAQs: http://it.wvu.edu/services/myid-faqs Tutorials: http://it.wvu.edu/services/myid-tutorials Click here to see some of the services that currently require MyID credentials.

Existing users will continue to use currently assigned email addresses. However, going forward, new users of the MyID system will be assigned a new username format incorporating a unique numerical identifier. Typically, usernames will be the initials of the user’s first, middle and last name, with a four-digit suffix. John Paul Smith, for example, could become JPS1001, and Samantha Braden could be SB0020.

Email addresses will also be changing for new users only. In most cases, the email address will be the user’s preferred first name and last name, such as John.Smith@mail.wvu.edu. However, sequential numbers will be added for people who share the same name, so users with common names could have addresses such as John.Smith2@mail.wvu.edu or John.Smith7@mail.wvu.edu.

New students will have a similar naming convention but will continue to have <MyIDusername>@mix.wvu.edu email addresses.