UAB Student Computing Guide
You need your
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BlazerID Your Key to
A BlazerID is a unique user name that allows you
to access a number of UAB computer services and
facilities. Your BlazerID uniquely identifies you and the
access you need.
A valid BlazerID is required to access the residential hall
computer network (ResNet), the UAB wireless network
(UABWifi), campus email, campus computer labs, etc.
A BlazerID is needed to register for classes. You will be
stepped through the process during orientation.
The BlazerID Central page is located at
. The BlazerID Signup /
Registration form is at the bottom of the page. You will
need some basic information:
· A strong password
· Your social security number
· Your date of birth
Your choice of BlazerID is very important. This ID will
be visible in many places. We recommend using your
name or first initial and last name if possible. Choose
something professional, something that you would not
mind putting on a resume when seeking jobs.
You also get to request personal web space and either
request a UAB email account or ask that mail sent
to YourBlazerID@uab.edu be forwarded to another
personal email account.
Forget Your Password?
If you forget your password, go to BlazerID Central
and click on the link to change your password. You will
be asked for some personal information and a phone
number where you will be for the next hour or so. If
you are not going to be near a phone for the next hour,
wait for a later time. The AskIT Help Desk must contact
you by telephone in order to complete the password
reset process! Fill out the online form and wait for the
AskIT Help Desk to call you - they will help you reset
Note: Your BlazerID must be at least 3 characters long and no more than 8 characters long. However, you can
add up to three mail-only aliases, each of which can be 3 to 16 upper/lowercase letters and numbers. These will
all forward to the same mailbox, either one you already have or one you get from UAB. For more information, go to
after you finish getting your BlazerID.
BlazerID Central: http://www.uab.edu/blazerid