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Access changes coming to Drake computers to improve security

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

In a September OnCampus article, I introduced an upcoming change designed to improve the security of Drake-owned computers. This change will remove always-on administrator access to help prevent web, email, and file-based attacks. When changes that require administrator access are needed, the Make Me Admin tool can be used to receive temporary administrator access for 30 minutes. If you prefer, you can also submit a request for ITS assistance with installing programs or making configuration changes. 

As a reminder, there are guides available in the IT service portal on how to use the Make Me Admin tool: 

Beginning November 19, and continuing gradually throughout that week, ITS will be removing the always-on administrator access.  

How-to guide for Macs 
How-to guide for Windows 

For questions about these changes, please contact Peter Lundstedt, director, information security & compliance, at  peter.lundstedt@drake.edu.  

—Peter Lundstedt, ITS  

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