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Faculty & Staff Technology Account

This document discusses the faculty and staff technology account

Every member of the faculty and staff who is employed for 30 days or more or is teaching a credit course is given a campus network account.

Faculty and staff account usernames consist of the first seven characters of their last name and their first initial. (There are occasional exceptions to this syntax.) Initial passwords are the first letter of the last name (capitalized), followed by the # sign, followed by the 9-digit Campus ID number. Example:  B#123456789    (Note: For all accounts that were created prior to Sept. 15, 2007, the initial password was set as the individual's full social security number without dashes.)

A user's full Internet email address is username@uwgb.edu (i.e. theyerlt@uwgb.edu)

Faculty and staff will use their network account for the following.

  • Log into campus Windows and Macintosh computers.
  • Log into Desire2Learn (D2L), our campus course management software. Faculty using Web-based or Web-enhanced courses will have D2L accounts.
  • Log into the GBShare file sharing and collaboration system.
  • Log into the WISC site to purchase discounted software.
  • Access various Library resources and databases.

Account Parameters

Please reference the Account Maintenance Policy  for information on timelines and procedures for removing accounts once you are no longer employed with UW-Green Bay.

Account Passwords

Initial passwords for faculty and staff are the first letter of the last name (capitalized), followed by the # sign, followed by the 9-digit Campus ID number. Example:  B#123456789    (Note: For all accounts that were created prior to Sept. 15, 2007, the initial password was set as the individual's full social security number without dashes.)

Faculty and staff are required to change their password to something more secure the first time they log in. As of April 1, 2011, passwords must conform to the following minimum password standards:

Passwords must:

  • be a minimum of ten (10) characters in length.
  • be memorized; if a password is written down it must be stored securely.
  • contain at least one (1) character from three (3) of the following categories:
    • Uppercase letter (A-Z)
    • Lowercase letter (a-z)
    • Digit (0-9)
    • Printable special characters (~`!@#$%^&*()+=_-{}[]\|:;”’?<>,.)
  • be private and not shared with anyone.
  • not contain your proper name or username.
  • be changed at least every six months.
  • not be reused for at least ten passwords changes.

Users will be notified via email two weeks before their passwords are due to expire, with daily notifications thereafter. In addition, pop-up notifications will appear on campus Windows PC beginning two weeks prior to the password expiration date.

Additional Password Information:

Instructions for Changing your Campus Password  Managing Your Campus Password

 

What will Happen if my Password Should Expire?

The following describes how expired passwords will be handled.

  • If you attempt to log into a campus Windows PCs and your password has expired, you will be prompted with a dialog box that will allow you to change your password. You must provide your old password to do this.
  • You may come to the CIT Help Desk in IS 1150 and show identification to have your password reset.
  • You may use the Online Password Reset web page to change your password if you have set up 3-5 security questions in advance. You must also provide your 9-digit Campus ID and your birthdate.

Faculty and staff who are having difficulty changing their password should call the IT Help Desk at (920) 465-2309 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.




Keywords: Technology, account, faculty, staff, network, share, quota, storage   Doc ID: 24806
Owner: Kevin B.Group: UW Green Bay
Created: 2012-06-21 14:28 CDTUpdated: 2013-07-03 07:55 CDT
Sites: UW Green Bay