|CMP 114: PeopleSoft Financials and Peoplesoft Security Access|
To provide guidelines for secure access to PeopleSoft Financials and Peoplesoft Student Financial systems
User IDs identify the person authorized to use a particular system or application, and passwords are keys that unlock access to those applications and systems. Maintaining a secure computer environment relies on individual users safeguarding and keeping private their access information, including changing their passwords on a regular basis. If an individual obtains the password to a user's account, the user may be open to loss of data or unauthorized use of the account.
Guidelines for Maintaining System Security
To obtain access to PeopleSoft Financials, please refer to the PeopleSoft Financials Website web page. For PS security, please refer to the Louie security access web page
To assist in maintaining PeopleSoft Financials and Peoplesoft (PS) security, follow the guidelines below:
Passwords that have some connection to the user (e.g., names, addresses, telephone numbers, and initials) are the easiest to break. This type of information is public knowledge and should not be used to formulate a password. Common words should not be used for passwords since hackers have programs that automatically search through dictionaries trying each entry as a password. A good password is difficult to break, easy to remember, and long enough so that trying random combinations of letters will not uncover it.
Creativity is important in choosing a password. Combining the first letters from the words of a line in a favorite song along with a random number or letter is just one way to form a good password that is cryptic but easy to remember. Once the user has chosen a password, it is important to protect it. Do not write the password on paper or Post-it note kept near the workstation. Users should treat computer accounts and passwords as valuable commodities.
Passwords should be changed regularly. If there is any reason to believe that the user's password is no longer secret or if the user notices someone watching his or her fingers while logging on to the system, change the password at once.
To establish or update an PeopleSoft Financials user ID, see CMP 204-02, Additions/Changes/Deletions in PeopleSoft Financials User IDs.
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