Your MAC ID: Keeping Your 'Digital Key' Safe and Secure

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With the start of a new term upon us, the McMaster University Library is encouraging new and returning students to adopt stronger digital security practices.

Your MAC ID is your personal digital key to unlocking access to expensive databases and journals and other licensed content offered through the University Library.

Treat your MAC ID as you would treat your online banking:

  • Use a strong MAC ID password.
  • Never share your MAC ID password with anyone or any organization.
  • Do not click on unfamiliar links or attachments in unsolicited emails, as they may be malicious attempts to steal your MAC ID password
  • Report suspicious emails to UTS (

Remain vigilant while computing. Keep your MAC ID password safe and secure.