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Security changes coming to UW-Madison Box accounts on June 21, 2017

Posted: 2017-06-21 16:18:52   Expiration: 2017-06-28 21:18:52

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2017-06-21 16:18:52. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

Effective June 21, 2017, UW-Madison Box accounts will receive the following two security changes:

1. Unencrypted FTP access to UW-Madison Box accounts will be disabled.

Encrypted FTP access will still be available (FTPS, FTPES).

Learn more about using FTP clients to access your UW-Madison Box account.

Individuals who use an FTP client to access their UW-Madison Box account were notified of this change on Tuesday, June 6th. View notification.

2. Increased password strength for UW-Madison Box external passwords.

Individuals who created an external password for their UW-Madison Box account will be required to update their password to meet NetID password criteria and requirements.

Learn more:

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the DoIT Help Desk.

-- Box: Christina Gomez