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One Step Ahead
January 26, 2010, Volume 56, No. 19

One Step Ahead

Another tip in a series provided by the Offices of Information Systems & Computing and Audit, Compliance & Privacy.

Leave No Doubt. Log Out.

The University recently implemented Penn WebLogin, a more secure and reliable system for restricting access to PennKey-protected web services across the University. One of the conveniences Penn WebLogin adds is that it allows you to create a 10-hour session and connect to many protected services without logging in to each one separately. This capability is referred to as single sign-on (SSO).  However, this convenience carries some risk: if you don’t terminate your WebLogin session by logging out when you are finished, someone else could access other protected services and your data from the computer you were using. 

As classes resume, faculty in classroom settings who use their PennKey to access online resources are reminded that it is extremely important to log out and terminate your WebLogin session at the end of your class to ensure that no one else can access your information.

For more information about Penn WebLogin, please visit www.upenn.edu/computing/weblogin/guide/.


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For additional tips, see the One Step Ahead link on the Information Security website: www.upenn.edu/computing/security/.

Almanac - January 26, 2010, Volume 56, No. 19