What is CAS?


The Central Authentication Service (CAS) is a single sign-on protocol for the web. Its purpose is to permit a user to access multiple applications while providing their credentials (such as userid and password) only once.
The CAS system uses the IAS LDAP to authenticate users.  The same username and password you use to log onto your IAS office computer, IAS email and IAS VPN will work with the CAS system.



How to change IAS password from off-campus

In order to change your password remotely, you will need to log into

1. Start your web browser and go the following link:

2. Log in with your IAS username and password.

3. Under "Web Bookmarks" select ITG Password Changer link

4. You will need to fill out the form and click on change password

You will receive the following message: Password changed for user "username"



How to Change Network Account Passwords in Windows

The Network password:
The Network password is the password that you use to logon to our domain from your Windows 7 computer. It is also the password you use to retrieve your mail from the Network mail server using programs such as Zimbra, Outlook, Thunderbird.

Choosing a Password:
Please use the following rules and suggestions for maximum effectiveness.

Passwords: Be Creative

It is a recommended practice to change your network user password on a regular basis (at least once a year). When creating a new password, you should use a combination of numbers, symbols, and letters (uppercase and lowercase). But how do you make passwords that are both complex and easy to remember? To ensure security, be creative when setting your network user password. Here are some other ways to create a good password.


Tired of remembering multiple passwords? Use a password safe.

Worried about writing your passwords down where other people can see them?  Use a password safe.  A password safe is a piece of software that allows you to securely save your passwords in one safe place.  Make sure to backup your password safe, or keep a copy on multiple computers.  This way you only need to remember one master password to access them all.  Click here for password safe download resources.


Changing active directory password for Linux users

The Windows domain password:
The Windows Active Directory domain (NTDOMAIN) password is the password that you use to login to a Linux workstation. It is also the password you use to retrieve your e-mail using programs such as Evolution Mail, Thunderbird Mail, Pine, or WebMail.