Posted on August 28, 2015
University Management considers contravention of the institution’s password policy in a serious light as this creates certain risks for the University. Given this policy, UP Staff are reminded that:
Consequently staff who are requested to log into a system on behalf of another person, e.g. by your manager or work colleague, are advised to refuse on the grounds of UP’s password policy.
You may, for your own convenience, be tempted to provide your passwords to a colleague, personal assistant or an IT technician. You should, however, take note that if a person knows your UP Portal password, that person will be able to access an increasing number of applications, including the PeopleSoft institutional systems on which your personal information is available and where access rights granted to you, based upon your position or role within the University, may get compromised.
It is for these reasons that the UP Password Policy (available on the Intranet at http://www1.up.ac.za/cs/groups/public/@public/documents/document/mdaw/mda0/~edisp/004268.pdf) stipulates that the disclosure of passwords to third parties is not allowed. The reasons for this are:
Please feel free to send an e-mail to [email protected] should you have any questions or wish to discuss a specific situation.
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