Streamline and automate the onboarding of new students, faculty and staff with user self-registration. Instead of receiving physical letters or emails with default passwords or having to come to campus to set up their account, first-time users get a welcome notification via email and then go online to institution’s site where they verify their identity and create their own password.
The Problem with default passwords
Campuses invest heavily in IT applications to increase student retention and improve student success. But, for these initiatives to yield fruition, users need to be able to access and use them in a hassle-free and secure manner. Single Sign-On is a great way to enhance user experience, drive adoption of multiple applications by eliminating the need for application-specific passwords. How can IT Admins dispatch credentials to new users?
The old way:
The most common route IT teams take is to use default passwords. However, there are several challenges around the idea and execution of default passwords:
1. Security leak
2. Dispatch of default passwords
3. Non-compliant users
‘First Time User’ Self-Registration
Oculusit helps campuses onboard first-time users through self-registration from the Single Sign-On portal. Users can click on ‘First Time User’ on the portal and register themselves by generating their user name and password. Additionally, users can set up account recovery options, security questions and multi-factor authentication modes.
The new way:
1. Fortified Security – Eliminate default passwords and vanquish any possibility of intruder access using predictable defaults.
2. Operational Ease for IT teams – QuickLaunch eases operations for the onboarding team by eliminating the need to create and dispatch default passwords.
3. Enforce Strong Passwords for All users – Users can no longer continue to use weak, predictable default passwords and need to set complex, hard-to-guess, unique passwords to access critical applications.