NSHE Mainframe Applications
All users of the mainframe applications must complete an Application for Mainframe Account with their respective institution. If cross-organization access is being sought, the application is to be completed on the institution's form for whom access is sought. For example, if a TMCC person is requesting access to UNR, then the TMCC person should complete a UNR application.
The application must then be reviewed and signed by the user's immediate supervisor. The prospective user must also sign and date the application and sign the NSHE Computing Resources Policy. The application will then be forwarded to the appropriate mainframe application coordinators for review. Signatures of the applicable application coordinators is obtained on the application. Upon receipt, the security coordinator will create the account.
Keep passwords secure and do not share accounts. Authorized users are responsible for the security of their passwords and accounts. Because information contained on portable computers is especially vulnerable, special care should be exercised. You may not reveal your account password to others or allow use of your account by others. This includes family and other household members when work is being done at home.
Financial Data Warehouse
Employees may access the financial data warehouse through the SCS website, and need to be an Advantage user. Accessing the financial data warehouse requires a user name and a password. The user name is the same as their RACF user ID. The password is totally independent of their RACF password. The employee can change their password as often as they like, but is never required to change it. Only the employee knows their password. So, if they forget it, they will contact their security coordinator.
Resetting Mainframe Account Passwords
Mainframe account passwords can enter into revoked status for the following reasons: an account has not been accessed for over 60 days, or the person using the account entered the wrong password three or more times. If you have a problem with your password, you should contact the help desk. Whether by phone or email, please provide your RACF ID. If you are corresponding by email, the email will need to be sent from the requesting person's email account. The help desk will notify the security coordinator. When a college security coordinator and their backup coordinator(s) are unavailable for an extended period of time, SCS can assist with emergency password resets to an existing RACF userID.
Citrix is a hosting program for in–house developed applications. Access to Citrix applications is granted in the same manner as access to the NSHE mainframe applications.