UWin Account Services

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Your UWin Account is your personal digital identification for accessing a number of online services at the University of Windsor. A valid and active UWin Account is required of everyone associated with the University of Windsor who plans on using any of the IT systems and services.

The UWin account has two components:

  • UWinID (also known as userid, login or user name)
  • UWin password.

Generating and Activating UWin Account

University employees are able to submit requests for a new UWin Account to be generated for a new hire, or a guest.

Before your UWin Account is ready to be used, it needs to be activated. The activation process is different for different groups of users. For more information, please see this Knowledge Base article:


UWinID is a string that uniquely identifies you on our network. It appears in front of the "@" sign in your University of Windsor primary email address (UWinID@uwindsor.ca). Your primary UWindsor e-mail address is used to sign in to most of University computer systems. 

Changing UWinID

It is generally not permitted to change your UWin ID except under special circumstances. For more information please see this knowledge base article. Please note that the result for a changed UWinID will be an automatically generated one and not one picked by the client. 

UWin Password

Users generate their UWin password when they activate their UWin Account. The UWin password must be sufficiently complex and must meet several guidelines that are outlined in this Knowledge Base article:

All users are required to change their password at least once every 365 days. If the password is not changed before it is set to expire, UWin Account will be locked and it can only be unlocked by changing the password.

Users who forgot their password can reset it by using account.uwindsor.ca (available 24/7) or by contacting the IT Service Desk (during University business hours). To use account.uwindsor.ca, your Security Questions must be configured prior to the first use. For more information, please see these Knowledge Base articles:

Guest Wireless UWin Account

A sponsored guest of the University can be provided temporary access to the campus wireless network for a period of ten days. University of Windsor faculty and staff members may create a guest wireless UWin Account by completing and submitting an online request form:

UWin Account Services

Requesting Assistance

To request assistance with any UWin Account related issues, please click on Open Ticket button on the right. This will bring up a form that you will need to complete and submit to open a support ticket with the IT Service Desk. You will receive a confirmation email with the ticket reference number and additional instructions.

Open Ticket

Related Articles (7)

Instructions for new students on how to activate their UWin Account.
The summary of the frequently asked questions about the UWin Acocunt.
UWin Account services site provides users with instructions on how to change their UWin password.
It is not possible to change Active Directory password on its own. To change it, you have to change your UWin password.
A number of notifications are in place to ensure that UWin Acocunt holders do not miss their password expiry date.
When selecting your new UWin Account password, it must meet the requirements outlined in this article.
What to do when you forgot your UWin Account password?


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