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Re: a question about having College ID number as part of directory information
From: K <kshalla () UIC EDU>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:11:05 -0600
We have made the ID number directory information in the FERPA sense, and told everyone not to use the ID number as a
means of authentication. The reason for it is that we have a large database of names, for example with over 200
Michael Johnsons, and ID number is the only feasible way to identify students and employees with precision.
On Nov 7, 2013, at 8:08 AM, "Roy Galang" <galang_roy () WHEATONCOLLEGE EDU> wrote:
This may have been addressed before but I am being asked if providing a college ID number on our LDAP and other
directory services is a security risk.
I’m feeling that it isn’t but I’m press to put a statement behind it that will put people at ease.
Director Technology Infrastructure
Library and Information Systems
26 E. Main Street
Norton, MA 02766
Galang_Roy () WheatonCollege edu