What is my CatID?

Your CatID is the combination of your username and passphrase (password) used for systems authenticated through the Central Authentication System. The CatID logo is your clue to use this username/passphrase combination to log in. Click here for more information. 

What is my username?

Your username is the unique 3-8 character account name that identifies you as a member of the UNI community. For students, your username is the portion before the @ sign in your UNI email address. See CatID for more information.

Any CatID user has one opportunity to change the system-generated username you were assigned. If you haven't done so already, you may select a different username.

What is my CatID passphrase (password)?

If you are accessing email or MyUNIverse as a new user, your initial passphrase (password) is as follows:

The format is panthersxxxmmmdd  (xxx is the last three (3) digits of your University ID#,  mmm is the first three letters of your birth month, and dd is the 2 digit number of your birth day).  example: panthers456nov23 (all lower case)

Your new passphrase must be at least 15 characters long, see the passphrase requirements for a complete listing.

How do I change my CatID passphrase (password)?

Go to the change passphrase utility (Note: the login screen will appear) and enter your login and current passphrase. Select a new passphrase and enter it again to verify that you have typed it correctly. See the passphrase requirements for a complete listing or rules.

I've forgotten my passphrase (password). Now what do I do?

If you can't remember your CatID passphrase (password),

you will need to contact the IT Service Desk to request your passphrase be reset.

Telephone:   319-273-5555
Service Desk:   ITTC, Room 36 during regular University hours

Staff in the Service Desk will request information from you to confirm your identity. Your passphrase will be reset and you will be required to change your passphrase the first time you log in.


Aaron Thompson - Manager Database & Systems Admin Team, Administrative Information Systems
  • ITTC 36
  • (319) 273-5555
  • Service Hub