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Network Authenticated Login

Impulse is a Network Access Control system designed for authenticating login access to the Troy University Network. Troy University, in accordance with compliance regulations, will require a login to the network in order to gain access to the Internet, e-mail, and other online resources.

Troy University's stance on Peer-to-Peer Networking:

 

Electronic Copyright Infringement Policy

This information is also available as a PDF:

 

TROY Impulse Presentation (PDF, 424 KB)

Additional Information is provided as an FAQ:

 

Impulse SafeConnect FAQ

The following is a complete privacy statement from Safe Connect:

 

Impulse SafeConnect Privacy Statement (PDF, 28 KB)

Impulse is a Network Access Control system designed for Authenticating login access to the Troy University Network.

How Impulse will affect my daily work habits

The only change to your daily work habit you will see is at the point you will need to re-authenticate. This will require you to open your Internet Browser, which will in turn bring up the "Login" page, and use your email account and password to get authenticated to the Troy University Network.

Why you need another login process

Troy University, in accordance with compliance regulations, will require a login to the network in order to gain access to the Internet, e-mail, and other online resources.

What you need to make it work

Once implemented, you will need to open your Internet Browser and Authenticate. If you are using a Windows XP or Vista computer and/or a Macintosh, you will be prompted to install an application that checks for various things such as Windows Update, Macintosh Updates, and Anti-Virus. There will be certain parameters that must be met in order for access to be granted.

How often you will need to login?

A forced Re-Authentication will occur every 18 hours. For example, if you login on Monday at 9:00 am, then you will be forced to re-authenticate on Tuesday at 9:00 am. This may interrupt all network traffic on your computer, except VPN, Datatel and system updates, until you have re-authenticated.

What will the login page look like?

This page is the Impulse Login page. Here you will need your Email username and Password. Please make sure to click the link to "Read our Full Policy".

What if I do now know my UserID or Password?

Visit the Find User ID Name page for instructions detailing how to lookup your UserID.

If you do not know your password you will need to complete and submit the Request to Reset Email Password form.

What else can we expect to see?

This is the screen you are presented with once you have entered your email username and password and clicked on Submit. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP or Vista, or a Macintosh, you MUST click on the link to "Install the Policy Key and accept the terms and conditions for Internet Use". Otherwise you will not be granted access to the network.

What comes after the login page?

What you need to do is click on the "Yes, I will install the Policy Key and accept the terms and conditions for Internet Use".

By clicking on the link, it will start the following process.

This is what you see, once you start the download process for the Policy Key software.

Installation has finished... Click OK

This is the last screen before navigating away from the Impulse Network Access Control – Authenticated Login Process.

How do I logout (deauthenticate)?

To logout of the network you will need to visit the following link:

Logout of the Network

While viewing a page within the Troy University Intranet you may click the "Logout" button in the upper-right corner of a page.

We have created bookmarks, which you may download and save to your desktop. These bookmarks can be used to logout of the network. You will need to authenticate to download these files. Please select the file appropriate for your operating system:

Download for Microsoft Windows

Download for Apple OS X (MAC)

 

Important Contact Information

In the event a user needs technical support, please contact your local HelpDesk.
On the Troy, Alabama campus, contact Ext 4357 (HELP) or ext 5660.

Please include your name, valid phone number where you can be reached and a description of the problem.

Last Updated: 01/09/2014
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