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CyberBear login to switch to NetID

In Academic, Administrative, Banner, Systems, Web on February 2, 2011 at 8:27 am

Beginning March 14, UM students and employees will use their NetID and password to log into CyberBear rather than their 790 number and PIN.

CyberBear provides web access to academic, employment and personal information as well as course registration and fee payment functions. Faculty also use CyberBear to view class rosters and advisee lists.

This authentication process isn’t new to campus. CyberBear will use Central Authentication Services (CAS), UM’s standard for accessing network resources. Blackboard, Moodle, Onestop, UMConnect student email, Mansfield Library, campus wireless and numerous other systems use the NetID and CAS for authentication.

All students are assigned a NetID upon admission, and employees receive a NetID when they are hired. To find your NetID, go to and click on “What is my NetID?” Your initial password is the last six digits of your 790 number. The first time you login with your NetID, you will be prompted to change your password and set up a security question. That allows for self- service password reset if you forget your password or it expires.

This article appears in the February, 2011 edition of IT’s Bits newsletter.


Systems outages report

In Academic, Administrative, Banner, Network, Systems on June 2, 2009 at 3:03 pm

New to the IT website:  systems outages report.

One small stop for man, one giant leap . . .

In Banner, Innovation, Projects, Systems, Web on January 10, 2008 at 7:09 am

If you are one of about 700 students, faculty and staff who have used the beta version of The University of Montana’s OneStop for more than just a password change, you’ll notice something different when you login today.

No, it hasn’t landed on the moon.

OneStop is no longer a beta service. It is in full production as of today, January 10, 2008. This is a major milestone for a project that has been in the works for four years. There have been a lot of speed bumps and roadblocks along the way, and there’s still miles left to travel, but OneStop represents a giant leap forward in technology-based services and communication for campus.

If you’ve been using OneStop, you’ll notice that all of your customizations are gone. Sorry about that. That was the price that had to be paid for upgrading to new hardware, new software and a pretty cool new interface. The customizations you’ll have to rebuild will be easier with new drag-and-drop capabilities (among other enhancements).

If you haven’t tried OneStop, please do. It’s your web space. Just go to and log in with your NetID.

There will be much more written about OneStop in the coming months and years. We always welcome your feedback and ideas for how to make it better.