Quoting Stefanie Ploof <[log in to unmask]>:
>> Oh Chris, I thought at least you would share my concern. Am I the
>> one who gets that strangely unsettled feeling that we are changing
>> all our
>> services to use the same ID and password?
No, you are not. But others are not so concerned, particularly folks
interested in WebISO (Web Initial Sign-on). Folks such as the NSF, and
the NSF Middleware Initiative (NMI) http://www.nsf-middleware.org/ .
Note, too, that IDs and passwords are not the only solution, either: we
could all use certificates of some sort (although you often need an ID
and password to get a certificate).
On Nov 24, 2004, at 10:27 AM, Chris Moran wrote:
> I didn't know I was thought of as the resident conspiracy theorist. :)
you are but one of many.
> People should NOT be sharing their passwords. Isn't it straight up
> against UVM
> IT policy to do such?
More or less. It is against CIT policy for you to give your wife your
password, and equally against CIT policy for her to use it: see
http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/cit/compuse.htm -- although it may be
legal for you to give "CIT" (who? me?) your password or for your wife
to use it if "CIT" (who? me?) approves. If the NetID and password is
for a Departmental account, up to three people can share it. Loopholes
aside, it still is not good practice.
Jim Lawson wrote:
> Maybe it's time to reopen the discussion on password aging and password
I guess you don't want to know when I last changed mine (hint:
And oh, yeah -- I don't use offline calendars.