From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Thu Aug 12 2010 - 18:07:14 MDT
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 18:07:14 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Please Update Your IdentiKey Password Before the Semester Start
TO: CU-Boulder Retirees
FROM: Information Technology Services
SENDER: Kenneth Schuetz, Director of Operations, Service and Support
DATE: August 12, 2010
SUBJECT: Please Update Your IdentiKey Password Before the Semester Start
Our campus is in the midst of an effort to bring all IdentiKey passwords
into compliance with CU System Office policy for password strength, allowing
IdentiKey passwords to more securely access on-line services. IdentiKey
passwords must be changed by going to CU-Boulder Identity Manager located at
Many of you have already updated your password in response to this effort
and we thank you for your diligence. I would like to encourage those of you
who haven't updated your password to do so before the end of summer.
Changing your password is simple and quick but could get easily put off
after fall activities resume. Not changing your password by November 9 will
result in the inability to access services that use IdentiKeys.
Here is what you should know about the new IdentiKey password requirements:
- IdentiKey passwords must now be at least 10 characters long and consist of
three character classes: letters, numbers and symbols.
- If you have already changed your password using CU-Boulder Identity
Manager, you don't need to do it again.
- After changing your password, please immediately update your password if
it is stored in applications that use your IdentiKey (i.e. e-mail
applications, smartphones, password managers, CULink, CUConnect, etc.) and
restart your devices to avoid being locked out when such applications
attempt to log in using your former password (for help go to
- Related to this change, after five failed attempts to login to a campus
service with an IdentiKey, such as CULink or CUConnect, you will have to
wait five minutes before attempting to login again or you may reset your
password using CU-Boulder Identity Manager. Identity Manager can also be
used to look up your login name.
- Failure to update your password by November 9 will result in the inability
to access services that use IdentiKeys.
- For tips on choosing a good password check out
- Beware of those trying to steal your password through phishing. The
university will never send e-mail asking for your password and you should
never send passwords via e-mail.
- Learn more about the password update at
Your IdentiKey is your key to access vital campus and system resources such
as CULink and the portals. Strengthening your IdentiKey password has become
increasingly important as it is the key to access your personal data, which
is increasingly being offered online, through the portals, for your
convenience. Please take a moment to update your password today at
If you have questions about this effort, please contact the IT Service
Center at email@example.com or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus
phone). Phone help is available 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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