Datatel login credentials are maintained separately from the campus username and password used for other campus services.
To request a login to the Datatel systems, you must complete a Colleague User Authorization Form (or Benefactor User Authorization Form), and obtain the appropriate signatures indicated on the form. If multiple signatures are required, you can send the form to one person, and that person will route it to the next person. After all required signatures are obtained, the form comes to Administrative Computing for processing. A copy of the form will be returned to you with your assigned username and password.
Usernames and Passwords
Datatel usernames are a maximum of 8 characters long, and usually consist of the first six characters of your last name, plus first and middle initials. The initial password assigned is a random string of characters, which must be changed the first time you log in. Furthermore, your Datatel password will expire every six months.
Each user can change his/her own password. No user, under any circumstances, is allowed to change another user's password.
If you encounter difficulty logging in or changing your password, contact the IS Help Desk at extension 3500.
Administrative Computing reserves the right to monitor and review user login accounts for malicious activity as stated in The University of Tulsa Ethics Code and Policy for Computer Use.
How to Change Your Password
Please see the illustrated guide Changing Your Datatel Password for instructions on how to change your Datatel password.
Guidelines for Passwords
- Each password must be a minimum length of six characters.
- Each password must contain at least two alphabetic characters and at least one numeric character. Passwords can contain punctuation symbols and most other printable special characters (.,-$% etc.).
- A new password must differ from the old password by at least three characters.
- A password cannot be the same as your login id, or a circular shift of your login id.
- Passwords are case sensitive, meaning you must pay attention to upper and lower case letters. Unusual capitalization is highly recommended in a password. For example, capitalize one or two letters in the middle of your password, like "pasSwoRd".
- Do not record or store your password in a place that could be discovered by intruders. Do not put your password on a Post-It® note stuck to your monitor.
- Choose a password that you can remember, but can not be easily guessed or discovered by automated password discovery procedures. Avoid using the names of family members or pets, as these are easily guessed by people who know you. Avoid using words in the dictionary, as this is the starting point for most "password-cracking" software.