OIT stresses MyID password update
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 07:09
Students who have not yet registered for MyID, West Virginia University’s unified login program, will encounter problems in October, according to the WVU Office of Information Technology.
"As of this week there are approximately 2,300 active students who have not activated their MyID and 2,500 who have allowed their MyID password to expire," said Sara Bishop, Assistant Director of Enterprise Eystems Services at OIT.
WVU MyID is a single set of login credentials that can be used to enter several WVU services, including MIX, eCampus and computers across campus.
The MyID program was designed to make it easier for faculty and students to access multiple school resources with the use of one username and password.
"Before MyID, students and employees had to remember multiple user accounts – some of which may have been the same and others very similar, all with different password expirations," Bishop said.
"Beginning in October 2012, however, all accounts not activated in MyID or with a password expired more than 14 days prior will be locked, meaning individuals will not be able to log in to University resources until they go to the MyID website," she said.
To restore access to systems, individuals will need to visit the MyID self-service web page, https://myid.wvu.edu.
Bishop said using just one password across multiple systems. is secure.
"The MyID system implemented information security best practices by having security assessments conducted during its development and testing," she said. "The MyID system continues this practice by conducting scheduled
information security assessments as part of its operating procedures.
"Through scheduled information security assessments, the MyID system provides WVU applications a secure authentication process."
Bishop explained how OIT is constantly evolving to combat security threats.
"Enterprise Systems Services (ESS) within OIT works closely with
multiple other OIT units, as well as other areas on campus, to address the ever-evolving needs for identity and access management, and to continually monitor activity within the MyID system to ensure the accuracy and confidentiality of the data associated with individuals provisioned access within WVU centrally managed systems," she said.
To learn more, visit OIT’s website at http://oit.wvu.edu.