Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Tuesday, Jul 7, 2009. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

Mainframe Password Changes Effective July 15, 2009

Posted: 09:38:10, Tuesday, Jul 7, 2009   Expiration: 09:38:10, Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009

To increase mainframe security, we are implementing stronger password controls. These improvements will make it harder for someone to guess your password, and make it less likely that the sensitive data we are responsible for protecting will be compromised.

  1. New Requirements

    The new rules follow standard practices implemented at many universities for safeguarding access to information. The details can be found at: http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=2246

  2. Implementation Schedule

    These new rules will be in effect for any password change beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

    You are assigned within one of the following three groups. Your group has a month during which you must change your password. However, you may change your password earlier.

    If your UserID is: You must change it within:

    • AAA thru GZZ Jul 15, 2009 – Aug 15, 2009
    • HAA thru MZZ Aug 15, 2009 – Sep 15, 2009
    • NAA thru ZZZ Sep 15, 2009 – Oct 15, 2009
  3. Getting Help

    The instructions for changing your password have not changed. They can be found at: http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=2512

    If you have any questions regarding this enhancement, please call DoIT’s Help Desk at (608) 264-4357 and pick option 2.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Division of Information Technology
Security Authorizations and Access Control

2168 Computer Sciences Building
1210 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706

E-Mail: security.authorizations@doit.wisc.edu
Phone: (608)265-5591
Fax: (608)265-0667
http://www.cio.wisc.edu/security/ 

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Created: 09:39:24, Tuesday, Jul 7, 2009 (by DDENSON)
Updated: 02:50:24, Monday, Jul 20, 2009 (by DDENSON)