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Changes to password requirements

Date: 4.12.2006

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently made changes in the requirements for both Internet (X.500) and Enterprise passwords.

Internet ID Passwords

All University staff, faculty and students have an Internet ID Password. Your Internet ID Password provides access to most University services, including email, your personal web site (~username), UMD's modem pool, central servers (bulldog,, Samba services, and library resources.

Internet (X.500) passwords must:

Enterprise Passwords

Fewer people have an active Enterprise Password; and to actually use that password to access enterprise/institutional data, you must have been granted access to the data, systems, or resources that require an Enterprise Password. An Enterprise Password provides access to more restricted University resources, such as Peoplesoft, Financial Forms Nirvana (FFN), the Enterprise Grants Management System (EGMS), and the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).

Enterprise passwords must:

For details, see the April, 2006 OIT Newsletter.

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