Changing Your Password

From Your COMIS Laptop (PC)

  • If you have a Larner College of Medicine laptop and your password is about to expire, we recommend that you change your password from your laptop instead of another computer or terminal server. If you do not change your password from your laptop, your COMIS password will be out of sync with the password cached on your laptop. Here is what we recommend:
    • Bring your laptop to the Larner College of Medicine and connect to a network jack or HSID wireless network and log on as usual OR,
    • If you are at home, connect to the internet and establish a VPN connection to the Larner College of Medicine.
  • After you have established a connection to the Larner College of Medicine, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete on your keyboard and click on Change Password. This will allow you to change your password without letting your password on your local computer get out of sync.
  • Remember to update your password on any device that is connected to your email (smartphone, tablet etc.)

From your Apple computer

  • See “From the web” or "From Remote Desktop" instructions below
  • Remember to update your password in email and remote desktop clients on your computers and devices.

From the web - accounts.med

  • To change your password online:
    • Visit https://accounts.med.uvm.edu
    • Enter your COMID.
    • If your password is still valid, enter your current password.
    • If your password has expired, click Forgot password
    • Answer the security questions. If you need assistance with your PIN # or if you are not enrolled in Password Self-service, contact the COMTS Helpdesk.
    • Create a new password
  • Remember to update your password on any device that is connected to your email (smartphone, tablet etc.)

From Remote Desktop

  • To change your password from within Remote Desktop:
    • Log on to remote.med.uvm.edu
    • Click on the Start button (within the Remote Desktop window, lower left)
    • Click on Settings and then Windows Security.
    • Click on Change Password.
    • Enter your old password.
    • Enter your new password twice.
    • Click OK.
  • Remember to update your password on any device that is connected to your email (smartphone, tablet etc.)

Password Rules

  • Your password must:
    • Be at least 8 characters long.
    • Contain at least 3 of the 4 following character classes:
      • Lower case letters [a-z]
      • Upper case letters [A-Z]
      • Numbers [0-9]
      • Symbols [!@#$%^&*()]
    • NOT contain your username (i.e. if your username is jsmith, then Jsmith123 would not be a valid password).
    • NOT contain your name
    • NOT be one of the last 10 passwords you have used.

You can only change your password once per day.