Most people know that using strong and unique passwords is the best way to protect your information, but how can you remember all of them? Password managers are the solution to remembering the strong and unique passwords you set for every account.
FACT: Synchronizing many university systems as one process through my.osu.edu enhances university security and empowers end-users.
FICTION: High traffic at my.osu.edu will cause delays in future 90-day password resets.
FACT: The initial password change for 90,000+ users at my.osu.edu generated a high volume of activity in order to synch many systems for the first time. Delays that some individuals experienced during their first visits are unlikely for future resets, as those systems are now synched.
Visiting my.osu.edu and enrolling in the rest cycle only affects the password for your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) and password. These credentials give access to many systems: Carmen, Buckeye Mail, Buckeye Link, University E-Mail Service and more. There are some university resources that might require you to log in, but with a username and password other than your Ohio State Username and password. These credentials are not affected by my.osu.edu.
More than 70,000 Ohio State faculty, students and staff have visited my.osu.edu to initiate their first password change, transitioning them to the new Identity and Access Management (IdM) System and contributing to the university’s efforts to consolidate disparate account management processes. The IdM Program’s foundation provides important security and identity management functions across the university in addition to password changing.
Creating Individual Accounts
Everyone has their habits for creating passwords, but not all passwords are created equal. Some account holders keep a password for years or use the same credentials in multiple places. These conveniences can have serious consequences, however, if a private account falls into the wrong hands. To keep your identity, your privacy, and your bank account secure, having safe password practices is crucial.
It is clear that the risks of data compromise are as serious as ever, ensuring that the time and energy spent on security within information technology is a worthy investment for any institution. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), more than 16 million data records were compromised in 2010 corporate and government data breaches. A report from September 6, 2011, shows that there have already been more than 13 million records compromised this year.
IT Security is everyone’s business at Ohio State, and the OCIO is making the awareness part of the job easier by providing edgy, visually stimulating posters to the university community. The annual poster campaign continues this year with four new designs addressing piracy, user safety, malware and physical laptop security
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and several university partners achieved a huge milestone for Ohio State that has resulted in the streamlining of several processes. The completion of the foundational release of the Identity and Access Management (IdM) Program has consolidated the once disparate processes of: creating individual accounts, managing e-mail delivery, changing passwords, and managing sponsored guests.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is pleased to announce that the Identity and Access Management (IdM) team will begin go-live activities on August 9-12 to implement the final phase of the program’s first release.
Completion of these go-live activities result in:
A critical defect in one of the Identity and Access Management (IdM) system connectors was identified during the June 24-26 cutover activities prompting OCIO to suspend the launch of my.osu.edu until it can be resolved. The university community should wait for further announcement on its availability.