- » Account Request
- » Alumni Account Request
- » Calendar Request
- » Access Request
- » Disk Quota Increase
- » Exiting Employee
- » Request Forms and Processes
(ITS Staff only)
by Mark Hendricks from the Information Security Office
You probably already know that your HSU User Name works on almost every campus system, but do you know why? A single User Name and Password is actually more secure than multiple sets of login credentials for a couple of key reasons.
It’s far easier to remember a single password than several different ones, so it’s less challenging for you to come up with stronger and/or more complicated passwords, and you’ll be less tempted to write your password on paper.
Our network access system protects your password and does not "share" it with the computers that you need to access. This means that your account information is safe, even if any of those computers were to be compromised.
There are a number of additional safeguards that our system (Account Center) provides for your account information, but none of those safeguards will help if you share your password with others. Treat your password like your ATM PIN. Never share it, never use it for any system or account outside of HSU, and NEVER NEVER send it in an email.