Introduction of unchanging student user id for intra-institutional information service

Yoshiaki Kasahara, Naomi Fujimura, Eisuke Ito, Masahiro Obana

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    In Kyushu University, a traditional "Student ID" based on student number assigned by Student Affairs Department had been used as the user ID of various IT services for a long time. There were some security and usability concerns using Student ID as a user ID. Since Student ID was used as the e-mail address of the student, it was easy to leak outside. Student ID is constructed based on a department code and a serial number, so guessing other ID strings from one ID is easy. Student ID is issued at the day of the entrance ceremony, so it is not usable for pre-entrance education. Student ID will change when the student moves to another department or proceeds from undergraduate to graduate school, so he/she loses personal data when Student ID changes. To solve these problems, Kyushu University decided to introduce another unchanging user ID independent from Student ID. This paper reports the design of new user ID, ID management system we are using, and the effect of introduction of new user ID.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSIGUCCS 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Annual Conference
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450336109
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 9 2015
    EventAnnual ACM User Services Conference, SIGUCCS 2015 - St. Petersburg, United States
    Duration: Nov 9 2015Nov 13 2015

    Publication series

    NameProceedings ACM SIGUCCS User Services Conference


    OtherAnnual ACM User Services Conference, SIGUCCS 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySt. Petersburg

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Software
    • Information Systems
    • Education
    • Computer Science Applications


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