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Identity Management

Information Technology Services – Dr. Baz Abouelenein, Chief Information Officer
Last Revised: 08/14/19
Title: Identity Management Policy
Applicable: ITS Staff
Contacts: IT Help Center x4357

Background: Wofford College strives to use secure digital credentials for applicants, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and retirees. Although each user is given a unique digital credential for authentication, there are different types of authorizations associated with each user’s role. Wofford College needs a policy to define expectations for digital authentication and authorizations.

Policy: Wofford College will maintain a secure identity management system for digital identities. This will include secure mechanisms for digital authentication and authorizations.


  1. Wofford College will strive to provide a secure single sign-on environment for most campus services. More secure business transactions may require additional security techniques such as two-factor authentication.
  2. Wofford College will provide a single digital identity to applicants, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and retirees. The services made available to an individual may change based on their role with the college.
  3. All users must agree to abide by the Policy on the Responsible and Ethical Use of Wofford College Technology Resources.
  4. Users are required to change their password when they first use their account.
  5. Strong passwords are required (at least 8 characters; no dictionary words; no repetitive or sequential characters, "Wofford", or "Terrier".) 

  6. Faculty and staff must change their passwords every six months.
  7. With the exception of retirement, staff members and faculty who separate from the college lose their user account immediately.
  8. The Director of Human Resources may approve requests to forward a terminated staff member's email to a supervisor. The Director of Human Resources may also approve a supervisor's request to transfer data from a terminated staff member's account.
  9. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Chief Information Officer.