No Access To SharePoint? BOILERAD\

When logging into any COE SharePoint site, please prefix…

BOILERAD\

…to your username. And then use your regular password (not BoilerKey). VPN is NOT required to access SharePoint.

BOILERAD\ is all caps, and use a backslash “\” (not a forward slash “/”).

For example, if my username is “leaf” then to log into SharePoint, I would use the following for my username: BOILERAD\leaf

If you are re-prompted for username and password, or asked for a reason why you need access, be sure to prefix BOILERAD\ to your username.

If you still have problems…

CLOSE THE BROWSER

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.

CLEAR YOUR CACHE

Still not working? 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.

CONTACT EdIT

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.

SharePoint Security Statement

SharePoint Security Statement

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. There are two kinds of data to consider:
    1. Restricted and Sensitive Data
      1. Generally, this type of data should not be placed in SharePoint.
    2. Intellectual Property that is not restricted, but should remain private
      1. This type of data may be placed in SharePoint at the discretion of project leaders.
  4. 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.