How Secure is your NetID
A simple password may not seem to be a strong protection, but
this NetID password is very different from others you have used.
Also, the NetID database is kept secure and redundant across two
separate storage environments.
- Encrypted Data Storage -
Banks use encryption in storing account information in their
databases. Our UR NetID stores your account information and passwords
in an encrypted format. We use different levels of encryption within
our database, deemed to be even more advanced than some banks use.
- Encrypted Password Transmission - When you type your password and send it across the network, what is transmitted is encrypted and not plain text.
- The NetID uses LDAP, a standard protocol that is used by
many of our peers who have also deployed Peoplesoft. UR has also
started using Shibolleth, another security authentication standard
that universities have embraced.
- Our authentication server is behind a firewall and is
monitored continuously for intrusion detection and intrusion
prevention. Access to the server is restricted. Incoming queries are
authenticated and will be filtered/blocked before reaching the
database, if questionable.
You are the best guard
Please remember: it is very important to maintain the
security of your NetID. Your NetID is unique and must be guarded as
closely as you protect your PIN for your ATM, or credit card. Do not
share your password with anyone. If you think that someone has
obtained your NetID and password, contact the IT Center immediately at
(585)-275-2000 or UnivITHelp@rochester.edu.