A Guide to Mines Computing Account Changes
In the past, members of the Mines community were forced to keep track of a number of different computer accounts, passwords, and something called an "EKey" (a unique code used to create new accounts and reset passwords). This has changed.
Starting 27 March 2015, the EKey is no longer used at Mines and a new online "Identity Management" or IDM system has taken its place. Computer accounts previously referred to as "ADIT," or "Trailhead," or "MyMail," or "MultiPass" are all now part of a new, more-convenient master account, referred to by the single blanket term, "MultiPass."
IF YOU ACTIVATED YOUR MINES COMPUTING ACCOUNTS BEFORE 27 MARCH 2015
There is nothing to do immediately. All your old accounts and passwords still work as they did before. However, there are new resources available for changing your passwords, recovering forgotten passwords, and more.
To change your ADIT, Trailhead, and MultiPass passwords to a single MultiPass password, visit the Identity Self Service site.
IF YOU ARE A NEW STUDENT, FACULTY OR STAFF MEMBER NOW ACTIVATING YOUR MINES ACCOUNT
Please visit the Mines MultiPass Account Claim site.
IN THE NEW SYSTEM:
- Logins are simplified but more powerful. Over time, we will configure more Mines computer systems (such as Blackboard and DiggerNet) to use MultiPass credentials.
- Usernames are no longer limited to eight characters.
- When creating a new account you can now select your own username from a list (previously, it was assigned to you).
- Users can set password-recovery challenge questions and reset forgotten passwords themselves.
- Students will now log into MyMail with their MultiPass credentials.
- Passwords are more secure.
SUMMARY OF OLD AND NEW ACCOUNT-MANAGEMENT METHODS AT MINES
|Task||Old Method||New Method|
|Claim New Account||NewUser system + pre-assigned username + EKey||Identity Self-Service + Campuswide ID (CWID) + name + date of birth|
|Change Account Password||NewUser system + old password or NewUser system + EKey or manually on different systems||Identity Self-Service + old password|
|Enable Password-Recovery System||Not available||Identity Self-Service|
|Reset Forgotten Password||NewUser system + EKey or visit CT156A for in-person help||Identity Self-Service or visit our Technical Support Center (CT156D) for in-person help|
|Reset MyMail Password||MyMail configuration dialog||Identity Self Service (if you previously set up Password-Recovery system) or visit our Technical Support Center (CT156D) for in-person help|
|Configure MyMail POP/IMAP||Use standard MyMail POP/IMAP settings + MyMail password||Use standard MyMail POP/IMAP settings + specially-generated MyMail password (via Identity Self Service).|