UserNames, IDs, Passwords, Email Addresses, Oh My...

 

With rare exception, every DOPM employee has all these:

  • DOPM
    • a DOPM UserName
    • a DOPM password
  • HSIS – used for @uabmc email accounts.
    • a HSIS Username
    • a HSIS password
  • Blazer
    • a Blazer ID
    • a Blazer password
    • a Blazer Email address

Tell me about the differences….

 

DOPM

HSIS

Blazer

Which one will I use most?

This one by far. You’ll use it every day.

   

What’s the difference?

This is for DOPM stuff. It’s used only in our Division.

For @uabmc email and calendar

This is for UAB in general.
In other words, for non-DOPM stuff at UAB

When are examples of when I would use this?

  • To get into your DOPM computer
  • To get into your encrypted laptop
  • To use a Kyocera -- to copy or scan or fax
  • To get into a DOPM-created website – use dopm-d1a\jsmith (click to see details)

Generally, only email and calendar issues.

VPN

For Oracle, including to report time worked.

Anything on www.uab.edu that requires your Blazer ID and password.

Who assigns this to me?

DOPM

HSIS

You get to choose this when you first start at UAB. (It stays with you for your entire UAB life.)

How often do I have to change the password associated with this?

Every few months.
(Your computer will remind you.)
(You get email messages to remind you.)

You never have to.

Once a year.
Must be 15+ characters long.
(You get email messages to remind you.)

How do I change the password?

Generally, this is very easy:
Simply follow instructions when computer reminds you.
--or--
Ctrl-Alt-Delete 1 time, then follow instructions

These are a few Exceptions that require special handling. 

For example:
~if your password expired,
~if you have an encrypted laptop,
~if you are a Mac user,
~if all you do is remote into a DOPM computer.

For those, please see this DOPM HelpPage devoted to changing passwords.

Call (205)934-8888 if you forget it.

https://idm.blazernet.uab.edu/bid/pwd




The 21st century is a confusing place (!!).
You have at least 3 work-related usernames/passwords.
To help with that, we are happy to provide you a customized 1 page table with your info on it, which many people find helpful.
Just email a request for that, using this link.



Give me some examples:

   

Format
(Note: None of this is case sensitive.)

Example for Jane Smith might be

DOPM

UserName

Usually, it’s first initial and last name

jsmith

HSIS

Email address

HSIS UserName followed by @uabmc.edu

janesmith@uabmc.edu

Blazer

ID

 

janey123

Blazer

Email address

Blazer ID followed by @uab.edu

janey123@uab.edu

Forwarding?

If you want to redirect your Blazer Email to your HSIS Email, click here

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