One ID and Password Implementation October 15

Category: News
Last updated: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:45am
Posted Sep 23, 2016 9:42 AM
The “One ID & Password” (OIDPW) phase of The University of Illinois Identity and Access Management (IAM) project ( will be implemented at UIC during the weekend of October 15, 2016.
Some of the new features and changes that will occur once UIC transitions include:
  • A new password management front-end.
  • New password recovery options and a new tool to manage password recovery.
  • Extending the maximum password length to 127 characters.
  • Allowing passphrases for passwords exceeding 15 characters.
  • New NetID Activation front-end for admitted students and external affiliates.
  • NetID creation now integrated with the UI New Hire process for new employees.
Your experience in managing your NetID and Enterprise ID will change in a few ways:
  • The new IAM Password Manager will be used as the single point to manage your password for both your NetID and Enterprise ID, which from this point forward will always be synced.
  • You will need to set up new password recovery options (email, text and phone options). We will no longer use the Challenge/Response questions and answers.
  • You will be asked to review and update your password recovery options with each password change to keep them current.
  • The same password will be used for authentication across most university systems and services.
An overview of the OIDPW Phase of the IAM Project was presented at the UIC IT Pro Forum on May 24, 2016. The presentation can be found online for additional information ( If you have any questions, please visit the IAM Website or email Further details will be shared as the implementation date approaches.
Special note to users with Hospital Accounts:
If you have an account and password for the hospital active directory, please note that the hospital account and password will continue to be managed separately. However, passwords for all major University of Illinois systems, including Enterprise ID accounts, will be managed in the new IAM Password Management System.