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 Central Login Service and Password Self Service FAQs

 Frequently asked questions regarding the Central Login Service (CLS) and Password Self Service (PSS).

Central Login Service (CLS) & Password Self-Service (PSS) FAQs

 

      1.      What is the Central Login Service (CLS)?

The University of Cincinnati uses a secure Central Login Service for students, faculty, and staff to access essential online services and tools. This includes registering for classes, paying tuition and fees, checking financial aid, accessing courses through Blackboard, accessing your UC email account, online library resources and more – all using the same Username and Password.

This is your Username (or “6+2”) which is usually the first six letters of your last name followed by your first and middle initials. There are exceptions in cases of common names or users without a middle initial. Contact the UCIT Integrated Help Desk at 513-556-HELP (4357) for assistance.

Your default password is: Uc!mmddyyyy where mmddyyyy is your full date of birth. Remember to use the ! exclamation point and not a 1 or an l. If your initial password does not work, contact the help desk at 513-556-4357.
 

      2.      How do I change my password?

You will need to access Password Self-Service (PSS) at https://www.uc.edu/PSS/. To login, enter your (“6+2”) username and current password. Once logged in, on the left side you will select “Change Password.” The following screen is where you will create your new password and then submit.

 

      3.      How often do I need to change my password?

You will receive an e-mail notification whenever you need to change your password. By default, however, you will be forced to change your password once every 180 days.

 

      4.       How will I know when I need to change my password?

You will receive an e-mail notification whenever you need to change your password.

 

      5.      What do I do if I forget my password?

You will need to access Password Self-Service (PSS) at https://www.uc.edu/PSS/. Rather than logging in, you will click the “Forgot Password” link. You will then be prompted for your username and a few of your security questions. Once you click “Submit” you will be permitted to enter a new password.

Having Trouble?

The UCIT Integrated Helpdesk is here to provide assistance if needed. Simply call 513-556-HELP (4357)

 

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