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ePanther - Activating Account

This article shows how an individual can activate their ePanther account and create a password.

1. Go to the following web address: 

2. Enter in your Campus ID and your Birthday and click Activate.

 UWM Account Activation

3. Read the UW System Acceptable Use Policy, check the I Agree box, and click Continue.

 Agree to UW System Acceptable Use Policy and Continue

4. When prompted, click Continue to set your password. 

Click Continue to set your password

Note: Do not help clients create a password as this will be in violation to FERPA. If they are having trouble creating a password, try to suggest the client to use a phrase either from lyrics of a song or an ordinary sentence with numbers and/or symbols in the password as well

5. Review the password requirements and enter your new password in the New Password text box. Your password strength will be revealed to the right of the password you are creating. Make sure you enter a strong password that meets the requirements. Re-enter your new password in the Confirm Password text box below. Click Change Password

 Set a new password for your account

Password requirements are listed UW Milwaukee - How To - Password Complexity Requirements

6. You will be notified that your password is being changed. 
 Password is being changed notification

7. Next, you will be notified that you need to set up your Office 365 account recovery methods. Click Setup account recovery. DO NOT CLICK CONTINUE, YOU WILL BE SIGNED OUT!
 Setup account recovery
Note: If you do click continue, you will be signed out. If this happens, you will be prompted to continue setting up your account recovery information next time you log in to a UWM service (PAWS, Microsoft 365, Canvas, etc.). To continue the Account Activation process, please go to


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Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-07-05 16:09 CDTUpdated:2023-06-05 13:45 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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