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.
Actually, you cannot change your BlazerID once it has been set. However, you can use the Mail Only Alias option in place of your BlazerID.
To set your mail alias, go to the electronic phonebook: http://www.uab.edu/phonebook. Click on the Change Information button.
This will bring you to a login screen. Enter your BlazerID and password.
Once you login, you'll see a screen listing your information. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to the last item on the page: Mail-only aliases. Click the Add/Change link.
In the box that appears below, enter a new alias and hit Change! Aliases can be up to 16 letters or numbers in length, including upper and lower case. Note: Aliases are only used for mail delivery. You will still need to enter your BlazerID to access the systems across campus (i.e. - Oracle, BlazerNET, Banner, Blackboard, etc.).
Once you've entered your new mail alias, you'll need to select the display button out beside your new alias and hit Change! again. Then click the View Entry button at the top of the page to review your changes.
Your mail alias is now setup. Remember to continue to use your BlazerID, not your mail-only alias, to login into systems across campus.
Because your BlazerID password is used to open the door to many services and features on the UAB network, it is vital that it be strong enough to resist guessing by casual means. Someone breaking into your UAB records can be the first step toward identity theft which is being well-publicized now. To be sure you have a strong password, make sure it follows these rules:
No. Each person needs to create their own
All network and computer services around UAB currently accept or require a BlazerID for login. The goal is to ultimately have your BlazerID serve as the sole identifier that allows you to securely access all of UAB's online information services and portals.
To learn more about or claim a BlazerID, go to http://www.uab.edu/blazerid.
Below is a chart showing the propagation cycle of obtaining a BlazerID.