Account Updates for Students

How to Change Your Password After August 2, 2018

Go to https://uni.columbia.edu (uni dot columbia dot edu) and change your University password (the one you use for SSOL). Once you change your University password, it will be synchronized to CBS and will also become your CBS password. Going forward you will only need one password; your University password and your CBS password will be identical. To change your University password you will have two options:

Change Your Password

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  1. Go to https://uni.columbia.edu (uni dot columbia dot edu)
  2. Click the icon shown here or the text "Change Your Password".
  3. You will be prompted to log in using your Columbia University username, also referred to as your UNI, and your University password (same as SSOL).
  4. You will be prompted to review and update your Security Questions. These are critical should you ever forget your password. Click "Continue" when done.
  5. Enter a new password, following the Helpful Tips shown on the page. Re-enter it to confirm, and click "Submit" when complete.
Forgot Your Password?

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  1. Go to https://uni.columbia.edu (uni dot columbia dot edu)
  2. Click the icon shown here of the text "Forgot Your Password?".
  3. Enter your UNI.
  4. Enter your University ID card number. This is located on the back of your physical ID card, in the top right, labelled as "CARD NUMBER".
    1. If you do not have access to your University ID card number, please call the ITG Student Support team at the contact information noted below.
  5. Answer the Security Questions and click "Next".
  6. Enter a new password, following the Helpful Tips shown on the page. Re-enter it to confirm, and click "Submit" when complete.

If you have any issues or questions, please contact the ITG Student Support team at StuSup@gsb.columbia.edu or (212) 854-3730 (ext. 4-3730 on campus).

Please ensure you follow this process to change your University password before September 14, 2018 to avoid your CBS password artificially expiring.

What Will Happen?

As normal when changing your password, you will be prompted to re-log in to any authenticated service such as email (Outlook, web, and smartphone), CBS-Secure Wi-Fi, GSB printers on your computer, and more. You may not be prompted right away, as it can take up to 30 minutes for the password change to replicate across the various CBS systems.

While you're at it, why not set up Multifactor Authentication? This is a great service offered by the University to help you better protect your University accounts and information.

Why Is This Happening?

In December 2017, Dean Hubbard announced a “Discovery Project” that would “identify opportunities for partnership and joint technology services with the goal of providing expanded resources and services to the School." That project has been successfully completed and implementation of that vision has begun.

One of the priorities of this effort is to eliminate the distinction and confusion between your CBS username/password and your CU username/password, and this one-time password change outside the normal cycle is required to implement that. In the future, you will use the same credentials to access any University or School hosted sites or services, though over time the login screens may look different as individual sites are migrated from CBS to CU infrastructure. More communication will be coming about this process over the course of the next year.

The ITG Student Support team will continue to be available to address any questions, issues or concerns you may have!