A Mason NetID (username) is a unique personal identifier that enables you to access online systems that use the Patriot Pass Password Management System. It serves as your login to many university computing and networking services and also determines your Mason email address, which is NetID@gmu.edu. The Mason NetID is entered, along with a password, to access various online Mason systems.
Your Mason NetID is not the same as your G Number and contains no personal information.
Your Mason NetID has a password associated with it that you manage. Many important, secure university services will ask for your Mason NetID to find out who you are and uses your password to verify that you are who you say you are.
For more information on choosing an effective password and keeping it secure, see the Strong Passwords page.