Identity Management (Me.uaa) [Reset/Change passwords]

Me.uaa Instructions (PDF)

UAA Usernames and Passwords (PDF) Create and maintain UAA username

Employee Account Authorization

Accounts are created from Banner according to HR policies and procedures. IT will assign user accounts appropriate permissions once they have been made available.

Please complete the following form to request particular account permissions. Employees are required to affirm an understanding and awareness of UA policies before being granted access to information resources.

Please read and complete the form and deliver to CTS with appropriate signatures. You can sign the form and send a scanned copy to CTS via e-mail if desired.

Student Workers – student workers will also need to complete this form and will be provided an employee e-mail address on the Exchange system.

User Account Authorization Form (PDF)

Protect Your Online Identity

We lock the door as we leave the house each morning and look both directions before crossing the street. (We should have the same sense of safety with everything we do on the Internet or online.)

Password Best Practices

Passwords must be at least eight characters long, and must contain characters from at least three of the following four categories to remain secure:

  • Uppercase letters: ABC
  • Lowercase letters: abc
  • Numeric characters: 123
  • Special characters: !@#$%^&*().? or s p a c e s.
  • Passwords should never be words found in any dictionary – including non-English dictionaries.
  • Passwords should never be lingo, slang, jargon, or names of people or places–-including fictional people and places.
  • Passwords should never be something obvious about you, like your birthday or name.
  • Passwords should never be simple variations on any of the above. For example: college1 or Smith52
  • Passwords should never contain “patterns” such as abcd1234, 0987654321, or qwerty.

Password hacking programs can easily crack passwords that do not follow the above guidelines, thereby compromising sensitive information.

Here are a few more tips:

  • Passwords should never be shared with anyone. CTS will never ask you for your password, and you should not give any password to anyone – including co-workers.•Passwords should not be written down.
  • If passwords must be written down due to extenuating circumstances which are out of your control, the password should never be kept near a computer. An unfortunate amount of passwords can be easily “discovered” by reading sticky notes on desks, monitors, in desk drawers, or under keyboards . When we find passwords attached to keyboards, monitors, or other equipment they will be destroyed and discarded.
  • Many people store passwords in files or in software on their computers. This should always be avoided if possible. One available option for storing passwords securely is the use of a password management software utility. It allows you to keep a secure encrypted database of frequently used passwords in which you will only have to remember one password to access. Most good password managers have many other valuable features included.
  • If you do decide to use a password manager, make sure you purchase one from a reputable company. Small companies will often sell flawed and insecure password managers, while many “free” and “shareware” password managers are either insecure, or actively and intentionally expose your passwords for others to use. The only password manager we currently recommend is Norton Password Manager. You can find more information on this product at Symantec’s website.