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Are there guidelines for naming a special account?

For any special account, generic email account, alias, or other such accounts where the customer has the opportunity to choose a name for the account, some basic guidelines should be followed. The purpose of this policy is to eliminate confusion and to ensure that account names match functional purposes.

 

Information Technology Account Naming Guidelines:

  1. The name of any account should be related to its intended purpose. Examples provided below are not exhaustive for all account types that are available through Information Technology. The examples are provided to illustrate appropriate naming approaches only.

    Examples:

     
    1. A special account for the College of Engineering's IT Department
      Appropriate name: EngIT
      Naming restrictions: account names are limited to 8 alphanumeric characters or less; no special characters may be included in the name

       
    2. An alias for an introductory COSC class
      Appropriate name: COSCINTROCLASS
      Naming restrictions: there are no character limitations; the name may contain special characters

       
    3. A departmental alias for the Accounting Office department’s manager
      Appropriate name: ACCTMGR
      Naming restrictions: there are no character limitations; the name may contain special characters

       
  2. If an account has both a name and a display name they should match as closely as possible.

    Example:

     
    1. A special account named LIBTRAIN for The Library's Training Center
      Appropriate display name: Library Training Center
      Naming restrictions: the account names are limited to 8 alphanumeric characters or less; no special characters may be included in the name. The display name may contain spaces and does not have a limitation on the number of characters.

 


Information Technology reserves the right to deny any request. IT will work with the customers to determine appropriate naming schemes.
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Article ID: 7375
Created
Thu 7/2/15 11:44 AM
Modified
Wed 5/18/16 12:31 PM