If you are prompted for username and password, or asked for a reason why you need access, you will need to modify your username when logging into SharePoint. Please prefix…
…to your username. Note that BOILERAD\ is all caps, and use a backslash “\” (not a forward slash “/”).
For example, if my username is “fernleaf” then to log into SharePoint, I would use the following for my username:
NOTE: You may need to close your browser completely and try again with a newly launched browser. Or try a different browser. For Mac users, we are recommending the use of Safari for SharePoint. Mac users should ensure that older account information is not cached in the Apple keychain.
If you still have problems, you probably need to clear your browser’s cache and cookies. Some browsers have a “time range” selection for clearing cache and cookies. If the browser you’re using has a time range, please choose “All time” (Google Chrome) or “Everything” (Firefox) or “all history” (Safari) or equivalent. After doing that, restart the computer and try again or close the browser completely and try again with a newly launched browser.
Also, once we have confirmed that you do have access to a site, we may need to “decline” a request for access to remove the request from the SharePoint queue so other team members do not see the request and think it has not been processed. You may get an email when the request is “removed from the queue” in SharePoint, but you will have access (using the steps above).
Please let us know how it goes. If you are unable to access a site, please send email to EdIT@purdue.edu. Thank you!
P.S. “BOILERAD” stands for “Boiler Active Directory” which is a back-end system that Purdue uses to authenticate people.
Looking for internal resources within the College of Education and the Teacher Education Program? Try searching via the Education Intranet Resource Search Engine:
Education Intranet Resource Search Engine
For those using SharePoint, please refer to the following SharePoint 2013 Quick Reference Guide:
Please let the Education IT team know if you have any SharePoint questions. Thank you!
~ Education IT, firstname.lastname@example.org
SharePoint Security Statement
- Even though specific SharePoint sites or items may be password protected, SharePoint is an Internet-connected server which means that anyone in the world can generally contact the server and attempt to log in.
- Anyone, anywhere in the world, with the correct username and password can access information on the SharePoint server (i.e. data within SharePoint is a username and password away from anyone on the Internet).
- There are two kinds of data to consider:
- Restricted and Sensitive Data
- Generally, this type of data should not be placed in SharePoint.
- Intellectual Property that is not restricted, but should remain private
- This type of data may be placed in SharePoint at the discretion of project leaders.
- In general, if you are concerned about liability or legal ramifications, you should not place the data in SharePoint. If you want to share restricted or sensitive data with a group, please consider using Purdue’s FileLocker sytem: https://filelocker.purdue.edu. While FileLocker is not as flexible as SharePoint, it is secure and encrypts data.
In order to edit your SharePoint site, please follow the instructions found in the PDF listed below:
Click here to see instructions on Editing a SharePoint Site (PDF)
If you have any questions, please contact EdIT at email@example.com for assistance.