The purpose of the System Administrator Account Policy is to ensure that access to all
Suffolk systems and/or applications are properly approved and monitored.
The Suffolk University System Administrator Account Policy applies to any University System Administrator and any individual that receives temporary System Administrator access to University systems and/or applications.
Root System Administrator Account: root is the user name or account that by default has access to all commands and files on a system.
System Administrator: Individual responsible for the effective operation and maintenance of University systems and/or applications.
System Administrator Account: An account that has all access permissions, rights, or privileges to a University system and/or application.
Temporary account: An account on an as need basis that has rights or privileges to a University Information Resource, such as an account for a vendor to do; maintenance, software development, software installation – this account could be an Administrative account.
The University reserves the right to monitor network traffic, perform random audits, and to take other steps to insure the integrity of its information and compliance with this Policy. Violations of this Policy may lead to appropriate disciplinary action, which may include temporary or permanent restrictions on access to certain information or networks. Willful or repeated violations of this Policy may result in dismissal from the University.
Responsible University Office
Provost Barry Brown