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Otis College’s Password Manager Utility for Faculty and Staff
“Safely empower employees to reset their own passwords through a secure, self-service web portal”
Otis College’s Active Directory Password Policy requires faculty and staff members to change their Active Directory passwords every 180 days. Active Directory credentials are used for logging into network computers, your Otis Email (https://webmail.otis.edu), O-SPACE (http://ospace.otis.edu), and other accounts (excluding Banner Self-Service and Library OPAC.) Otis Password Manager Utility provides an easy to use interface via PC and MAC browsers to assist you to manage your password. The utility provides you with the flexibility to establish any number of identity challenge questions (just like you do with your bank accounts), thereby empowering you to protect your identity and securely reset your own passwords. These new features are enabled through a 24/7 self-service web portal – without needing to call the help desk.
Your password protects your online identity from unauthorized access, maintaining the privacy of your account and preventing other users from posing as you while performing malicious or illegal activities; if you suspect that another person may have access to your identity, change your password immediately and notify the CIO at x6916.
Note: Faculty or staff members who use Otis E-mail account on MAC Entourage, Iphone, IPAD, or any other Active Sync mobile device you use to access Otis E-mail. You will need to manually set your password in your Entourage or device to reflect password changes.
Smart phone set instructions can be found at http://www.otis.edu/life_otis/staff_life/is/smart_phone_setup.html
If you have questions please call the Information Systems Helpdesk at X6914.
Set up your Self Service:
Before starting to work with the self-service web page, users must enroll into the system. Enrollment is a one-time process and takes only a few minutes. Once enrolled, you will have the function to reset, unlock or change your password.