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AccessVU blackout scheduled June 19–24

Jun. 12, 2018, 10:44 AM

(Susan Urmy)

Beginning June 25, Vanderbilt University will move to a new identity management tool called VU Identity. Vanderbilt University Medical Center will continue to use the existing AccessVU. In order to make this change, AccessVU functionality will be shut down from June 19 to 24.

AccessVU, or identity management, is the toolset the university and medical center currently uses to create and distribute identities to the thousands of users on the network, and specifically refers to users’ VUnetIDs and ePasswords. While the tool is widely used by Vanderbilt IT support teams, most users rarely interact with the system and typically only use it when changing their passwords.

However, during the time the system is down, users who forget their passwords will not be able to reset them on their own. Instead, they will need to request help from a local support provider or contact the VUIT Help Desk at (615) 343-9999.

VUnet Services Administrators (VSAs) and other support users will not be able to use the tool while AccessVU is transitioned from VU to VUMC. During this time, changes can be made as emergency changes only through “workaround” procedures.

The VU and VUMC Identity teams ask that if you have any work planned in AccessVU during the blackout period (June 19–24) to make every effort to address those needs ahead of time and sign out before June 19.

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