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Summary: SAIG Network Password Expiration Reminder

Publication Date: August 9, 2002

Author: FSA Chief Information Office (CIO)

Summary: SAIG Network Password Expiration Reminder


Posted on August 9, 2002

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: CPS/WAN Technical Support
RE: SAIG Network Password Expiration Reminder
DATE: August 8, 2002

The Student Aid Internet Gateway staff would like to remind you to change your network password within 120 days to avoid receiving a transmission error. If you transmit using EDconnect, a "-3 error" will indicate your network password has expired and needs to be changed. If you transmit using EasyAccess, a "332" transmission error will indicate your network password has expired and needs to be changed. A large number of our users are scheduled for password expiration during the month of September. In order to utilize the SAIG network without interruption, we recommend that you proactively change your network password prior to the forced expiration period.

Frequently asked questions,

- If I'm an EDconnect user, how do I check on when my network password will expire and how do I change my network password?

- If I transmit data using EasyAccess, how do I change my SAIG network password?

If I'm an EDconnect user, how do I check when my network password will expire and how do I change my network password?

Your network password expiration date can be found by following the directions below.

  • Select New from the File menu and select Security View from the list of views. The Security View will appear on your screen.
  • Highlight the desired security group in the Security View, click with the right mouse button, and select Properties from the pop-up menu, or select Properties from the Edit menu. The Group Properties dialog box appears on your screen.
  • Select the Network tab and your network password expiration date will appear next to the word "Expiration" in the dialog box. Note: If you do not find a date in this area, change your network password and this field will populate with a date.
  • You can either make a note on your calendar or planner to change the password on or before this date.

We encourage you to change your password prior to the expiration date to avoid receiving this error message. To change your network password:

1. Select New from the File menu and select Security View from the list of views. The Security View will appear on your screen.
2. Highlight the desired security/administration group in the Security View, click with the right mouse button, and select Properties from the pop-up menu, or select Properties from the Edit menu. The Group Properties dialog box will appear on your screen.
3. Select the Network tab and verify that the appropriate TG Number appears in the text box at the top of the tab.
4. Enter your new SAIG password in the text box after New under TG Password and enter it again in the Verify text box.
5. Select the Network and Local option under Change Type, if it is not already selected, and click the OK button. A message box will notify you that EDconnect has added a password change record to the Transmission Queue. Click OK to return to the Security View.
6. Select Now from the Transmission menu. Your PC will connect to the SAIG and transmit your new password.

If I transmit data using EasyAccess, how do I change my network password?

When your network password has expired the following warning message will display in your job output logs, "332 Change password required." Instructions for changing your network password are available in the SAIG Host Communication Guide for Mainframe and Midrange Users v1.2. This document is available at www.fsadownload.ed.gov. We encourage you to change your password prior to the expiration date to avoid receiving this error message.

If you have questions, please CPS/WAN Technical Support at (800) 330-5947, or via email at cpswan@ncs.com. There is no charge for technical assistance from CPS/WAN Technical Support.

Last Modified: 08/08/2002