Auth-Test Temporary Password Management

Available To: Faculty, Staff

The Auth-Test temporary password management tool allows privileged users the ability to create temporary passwords for test users that work with web applications protected with the CAS-Test authentication system. This allows people to find one, or multiple, individual(s) in the test system who fit different profiles and test their web application by logging in as those other users. For example, passwords could be set for a faculty member and a student to ensure the web application functions correctly when either of those two people authenticate.

If necessary the privileged user could also attempt to debug a production issue that a user reports by logging in "as them" in a safe test environment without compromising the security of the end user's password. 

The Auth-Test temporary password management tool also keeps track of what users you have assigned temporary passwords to and how long those passwords will be active. There is also a bulk upload feature that allows a preselected list (CSV file format) of people to be uploaded so that testers do not have to manually set up a large number of people through the normal utility.

To access the utilities please use these hyperlinks:
     Auth-Test Standard Interface 

     Auth-Test Bulk Upload Interface 

How to Request

For access to the Auth-Test Temporary Password Management interface, please submit a Service Now ticket and include a brief description of how you plan to use this service.

Related Services

Available to studentsAvailable to facultyAvailable to staff

Those attending or affiliated with NAU receive an NAU ID and a password to access online recources and applications.

Training & Documentation

The following information is for web administrators running Microsoft Internet Information Services who want to protect web resources on their server with NAUauthZ. 

A large part of the authorization process is defining who has authorization. This page goes over the basic authorization rules currently allowed with NAUauthZ.