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FIS UserID and Password Information
If you have forgotten your password, you will need to contact FIS Security Administration via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request that your FIS password be reset. Please include your FIS Banner userid in your email message. Once your email is received, you'll be contacted by FIS Security Administration with instructions on when and where to retrieve your reset password.
Changing your FIS Banner Password
Instructions can be found in the FIS Manual.
The security of the Financial Information System begins with you – safe passwords and workstation security are critical. Please follow the ITS Protect Passwords security guidelines with these exceptions:
__________Your FIS Password must:
Keeping Track of Passwords
Remembering numerous passwords that are unique and secure can be a challenge. ITS addresses this topic well in the ITS Protect Passwords security guideline webpage. You may be interested in trying the electronic password storage product PasswordSafe, a free Windows utility that allows users to keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers.
Never share your password with anyone. Never log someone else into your account to work. Never use anyone else’s password- even if your boss is requesting this. These actions violate campus computing policies and may result in disciplinary action. If you feel that your password has been compromised, please notify ITS Support Center via the ITS Request system. They can also be contacted by phone, 459-4357, or emailing email@example.com.
Requesting a New FIS Account
There are three forms needed to request a new FIS Banner account. Go to ITS Account Forms and follow the instructions under the FIS Accounts heading. Any questions about how to complete the forms can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be notified via email when the account is ready.
Modifying an Existing Account
Please complete the FIS Access Request form and obtain appropriate signature authorizations. Mail to FIS Security Administration at Mailstop: Accounting Office, or fax to 459-3601. You will be notified via email when the request has been implemented.
Each division and/or unit has one or more management staff with delegated authority to authorize creation or modification of FIS Banner accounts. This delegation is based on campus roll-up Organization Codes. The FIS Access Authorizer for a division/unit must sign all FIS Access Authorization forms for that division/unit. In their absence, the Senior Officer for the unit/division may sign. Click on the link below for a list of FIS Access Authorizers.
Contact email@example.com if you have questions about FIS Access Authorization for your area.
Central Offices and Other Special FIS Access Requests
FIS Security administration maintains special authorization forms for central offices including Accounting, Purchasing, Planning & Budget, Student Business Services and those offices with unique access needs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
To inactivate your own or another’s account because they are leaving their position, please notify ITS Support Center via the ITS Request system. They can also be contacted by phone, 459-4357, or emailing email@example.com. They will notify all business systems to close accounts as directed.
Campus Security Policies and Guidelines
Protection of Restricted or Sensitive Data Resources
Many of us encounter this data as a part of our work responsibilities.
Please be sure you have a working knowledge of the campus standards
by reviewing the ITS
Protecting Restricted Data webpage. Questions about restricted data, or any
of the requirements or resources can be directed to the ITS Service Manager for Policy
and Compliance at
Workstation SecurityBecause you log into the Financial Information System from your workstation, you need to ensure that it is secure. Shut down, lock, log off, or put your computer to sleep before leaving it unattended, and make sure it requires a password to start up or wake-up. Consult the Top 10 List of Good Computing Practices for more information.