Protecting your user IDs and passwords

Your user IDs and passwords are assets that require special protection, particularly considering that you can log in to many different TUM systems and services with the same access data. TUMonline, Moodle, the eduroam WiFi and the TUM email account all use the same password for instance. If you change this centrally in TUMonline, it immediately affects the other services.

That means: Someone who acquires your password can log in to all of these services in your name, work with whatever access and administrative rights you possess and read your emails.

Password tips & tricks

Because this topic is so important, we have dedicated a section to it: Password Tips & Tricks. This information includes how to select a good, or secure, password, as well as secure ways to maintain and remember your passwords.