Changes Coming for myNEU/NUnet Electronic Accounts

This summer Information Technology Services will introduce several changes to the myNEU and NUnet electronic accounts for faculty and staff. These changes will improve the process for the creation and distribution of myNEU and NUnet accounts, thus supporting quicker access to key services such as myNEU, Blackboard, etc. These changes will also allow Information Technology Services to support electronic versions of services (Benefits Enrollment, Payroll Services, etc.) available to the community.

Specifically, the following changes will be introduced for faculty and staff:

  • Sponsored Account Service
    The new “Sponsored Account” service, only available online, will no longer require signatures of the individual approving the request. Being automated, it will take less time to request and approve a sponsored account. The new process will include better tools for those individuals responsible for sponsored account(s) to better manage these accounts.
  • Account Name
    New members of the community will be able to specify the account name when claiming their credentials. This account name is currently assigned and is the equivalent to the assigned email address. The University will continue to assign email addresses. Existing account holders can request an account name change by contacting the ITS Service Desk. Later this year, a service to change the account name will be made available online.
  • Account Password
    The requirements for establishing and changing a password for these accounts will change to provide increased security for your account. Later this Fall, all faculty and staff accounts will be required to change their password to adhere to the new requirements.
  • Forgot Password Service
    The online “Forgot Password” self-service tool will be enhanced to help ensure that only the account holder will be able to reset the password of the account.
Posted in 2011 May IS Newsletter and tagged , , .