Monday, 16 December 2013 16:16

UAB Password and Passphrase Standards

Effective January 1, 2014, UAB has a new password/passphrase standard for all active Blazer ID users. This standard supports the Data Protection and Security Policy and is designed to improve the overall security posture on campus. This standard applies to all users and systems at UAB which utilize a BlazerID.

The basics of this standard include:

  • minimum/maximum length requirements for BlazerID passwords/passphrases
  • password/passphrase expiration intervals
  • restrictions on reusing the same password/passphrase for the six previous intervals
  • password/passphrase complexity requirements
  • system logging of failed attempts to log on
  • disabling of unused accounts after a specific interval of non-use
  • requirements for credential encryption while in transit
  • several other recommendations

An official copy of this standard can be found in the UAB Policies and Procedures Library and on the UAB IT Information Security website in the IT Related Policies and Guidelines page.

Questions on this standard and its implementation should be directed to AskIT at (205) 996-5555 or to the Enterprise Information Security line (205) 975-0842 or to datasecurity@uab.edu.



This page summarizes all of the online request form links available for services provided by IT.  To inquire about services not listed contact AskIT (uab.edu/askit or email askit@uab.edu). 

Communications
  • Usage toward UAB email and UABFile
  • Request changes to your email service

 

  • Request a BlazerID and password
  • Change an existing password
  • Set up a personal web space 

 

Mass Email Requests
  • For one-time messages addressed to multiple recipients that need to be sent from a "special" address. More information about requirements and the overall process can be found here.
  • Direct link to the request form: https://hatteras.dpo.uab.edu/memf/
 
  • Request a new user account (mailboxes, file storage, imaging systems or WebIT)
  • Delete or modify and existing account (access to mailboxes, file storage, imaging systems or WebIT)
     
  • Sponsors and guests can set up guest user accounts to access a myriad of UAB systems and services

 

Online Learning/Blackboard Course changes
  • Request that courses in the Academic Institute be updated - courses can be cross listed; opened or closed; assigned instructors, designers or teacher's assistants; or have previous content imported to them - https://www.uab.edu/it/instech/auth/acad_form.html

 

Information Security
  • To report any incident to UAB Data Security that involves violations of UAB IT-related policies or involving UAB data or computer systems -https://silo.dso.uab.edu/incident/
  • The process for secure media destruction at UAB can be found here.

 

Desktop Local Administrator Rights Access Requests

i>Clicker Classroom Response System

  • Request an i>Clicker Instructor Kit (receiver and USB cable, flash drive and instructor remote) here.
 
Software
 
Published in Solutions