Dear IWU Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Retirees, Organizations, and other IWU Account Holders,
Information Technology Services is making some important changes to campus systems the week of July 20th to protect your online security as well as the security of Illinois Wesleyan University systems.
Every week reports of data breaches are in the news, and we are working to improve passwords used to access IWU systems, the way our systems work together, and allow for future system enhancements.
Starting today we are asking everyone to change their IWU password used to access email, wireless, and MyIWU. Your current password will stop working on the evening of July 22.
Please click here to access the IWU password change site. Change your password to comply with the new password rules:
- Your password must be at least 9 characters.
- Your password must include at least one number, at least one uppercase, and at least one lowercase letter.
- To improve the password strength, we highly recommend including symbols or special characters (e.g. &,@,$,?).
- Your password cannot contain your netid, your first name, or last name.
Once your password is changed you will need to enter your new password on your computers and mobile devices to access wireless, email, calendars, MyIWU, and other web-based IWU services.
We know these types of changes are not popular, but a password update will only take a few minutes. The changes are vital in protecting your online identity and the data stored on IWU systems.
Thank you for working with us to improve online security! Know that IWU Information Technology Services will never ask you to provide us with your username and password combination outside an official IWU login page for any reason. You are the only person who should know your username and password combination. Only enter your IWU login credentials on IWU sites such as MyIWU, https://passchange.iwu.edu, or on devices you use to access the IWU wireless network.
As always, if you would like to verify that this is a legitimate IWU ITS request, or if you have any questions, please call the ITS Helpdesk at 309-556-3900, or call me at 309-556-3017.
Assistant Provost and Chief Technology Officer