Overall System Status:
Dartmouth has implemented a new system, Oracle Identity Manager (OIM), to allow us to establish a new practice for secure passwords and to enable self-service password re-sets. For good reasons -- including protection of personal and confidential data, the campus network, and shared systems -- stronger passwords were required across Dartmouth starting in the fall of 2012. We are also deploying the latest systems technologies -- the same as those used by online banking and commerce. These improvements have been endorsed by the Dartmouth Information Security Council and the Council on Computing.
The new security practice accrues two substantial benefits to you:
There are new rules associated with your strong password:
The new password will be used to log into your Dartmouth e-mail account as well as Blackboard, BannerStudent, GreenPrint, VPN, etc.
IMPORTANT NOTE: once you change your password, within 24 hours you will need to update any applications or devices (e.g., smartphones, iPads, tablets) where you saved the old password.)
You will use the website http://claim.dartmouth.edu only once. After your account has been configured, use the Dartmouth Directory Manager website (dartdm.dartmouth.edu) to change your password, or to modify other preferences for your account.
Note that the rules for a new password in dartdm.dartmouth.edu are the same as in claim.dartmouth.edu. In other words, you cannot activate your new password, then go to dartdm.dartmouth.edu and reset your password to what it was previously.
All accounts tied to a single individual need to be configured; departmental and organizational accounts do not need to be configured unless they are used for something more than email. If you have a departmental or organizational account that you need to configure, you will need to coordinate the configuration of this/these account/s with Help.
Please contact your computing support office if you have questions.
See http://www.dartmouth.edu/comp/systems/auth/oim.html for additional information about this system.
Last Updated: 7/24/13