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Faculty and staff campus computer system lockout policies changing

Posted: 15:15:01, Friday, Jan 26, 2018   Expiration: 13:36:13, Monday, Apr 30, 2018

The account lockout policies for most faculty and staff have been strengthened. This decreased the number of consecutive failed account logins to seven attempts, which will then lock the user account.

UW System Administrative Procedure 1030.A, Information Security: Authentication updates, will result in stricter lockout policies.

Locked accounts can be unlocked at password.uwstout.edu. An automatic screen saver lock on all computers that remain idle for longer than 30 minutes will be implemented.

Utilizing presentation settings can prevent the screen saver lock while presenting. How to access and use Presentation Settings in Windows

Password security requirements (and LOA explained) .


The most common cause of repeated lockouts is a saved, old password on a mobile device connecting to the StoutSecure wireless network.


Users who are experiencing repeated lockouts are encouraged to "forget," or disconnect from, StoutSecure on all mobile devices (phones, iPads, etc.) and reconnect using their current password.


 To forget StoutSecure on an iOS device To forget StoutSecure on an Android device
  1.  Settings (Gear)
  2. Wi-Fi
  3. Tap StoutSecure
  4. Tap "Forget This Network"
  5. Click "Forget" when prompted to forget StoutSecure
  6. Reconnect if desired
  1.  Open Android Settings app
  2. Tap Wi-Fi
  3. Tap StoutSecure
  4. Tap "Forget"
  5. Reconnect if desired


If lockouts continue, please contact the Technology Helpdesk for further investigation.

Locked accounts can be unlocked at password.uwstout.edu.

The lockout policy applies an automatic screen saver lock on all computers that remain idle for longer than 30 minutes. Utilizing presentation settings can prevent the screen saver lock while presenting. How to access and use Presentation Settings in Windows . Apple computers automatically recognize many software applications in presentation mode and in most cases respond without user intervention. Please contact the Technology Helpdesk with questions.

Lockout policies are as a result of UW System Administrative Procedure 1030.A, Information Security.

-- UW Stout
KnowledgeBase: Sasha King

Created: 04:20:57, Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 (by Sasha K.)
Updated: 13:36:14, Monday, Apr 30, 2018 (by Sasha K.)