Passwords

NOTICE 09.08.17 - acceptable use policy requirement implemented

Effective September 11, 2017, all UW-Platteville account holders will be required to review the Regent Policy 25-3 and UW System Administrative Policy 1034 related to Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources prior to creating or changing their campus password.  This is per UW System Information Security: Awareness 1032. Those who do not agree to the policy will not be able to set or change their password.

To review the Acceptable Use Policies prior to logging in, check any or all of these resources:

NOTICE 03.31.17 - Minimum number of password characters increases

Effective March 31, 2017, the minimum number of characters required for a NetID password is 12 (up from eight). This is per UW System Information Security: Authentication Policy.

Passwords are the primary defense and front-line security for your data. If someone obtains your password they have complete access to your account, your data, and to ALL the system privileges you have. You must not share your password because you are responsible for all actions taken by anyone with whom you share your password.

Information Technology Services will never ask you for your password. Never, ever. Seriously!

Password Management

  • Password Self-Service
    • Change your password
    • Set up security responses
    • Use security responses to recover password
  • Password Documentation
    • Requirements and/or characteristics of your NetID password
    • Password expiration notification
    • How to set up forgotten or expired password service 
    • How to change responses to challenge questions
    • How to change your password using UW-Platteville Password Self-Service 

two-factor authentication

In order to secure our most sensitive data, UW-Platteville has contracted with security company Duo to implement a two-factor authentication process for employees with access to that data. Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your account. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your cell phone or tablet) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.

This effort meets the UW System mandate that each campus create security policy for its high-risk data.

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