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Important Changes To Your CareForIT Logins

Posted on 26 October 2017

Webformed will be changing the way your CareForIT logins will function in a coming release.

What does this mean for you?

We care about the security of your data which is why we have decided that we are going to limit the number of single logins into CareForIT to one. This means that individuals sharing logins will have this ability revoked. Administrative staff will need to create additional logins for each user of the system.

Why have we made this decision?

Webformed would like to build on the idea that every user will have his or her own license. Additional licenses are a critical investment to help your organisation make the most of CareForIT. Here are some of the reasons why it’s important to license each of your users:

  • Accountability is key to keeping your data clean and safe. Webformed provides built-in functionality to help you see who’s changing data or system configuration, as well as when and where users are logging in from. Those tools are only effective if you can connect a login to the user associated with it. History Tracking via the application log is one of the many tools you can use to improve data quality in CareForIT. When users change a tracked field, you automatically get a record of who made a change, what change was made, and when it was made.
  • Sharing user accounts leads to security risks and hassles. CareForIT has built-in security features that detect when you’re logging in from a new location and set passwords to expire after a designated amount of time. If you login from another location you will be logged out of any additional logins
  • Sharing passwords is never a good idea. If you’re sharing an account, you’re sharing a password, and if you’re the sort of user who’s comfortable sharing a password there’s a good chance you’re also the sort of user who uses the same password for multiple accounts. Can your co-workers guess your Facebook password based on the CareForIT password you just gave them?
  • Sharing logins means resetting passwords every time staff changes. If you forget to do this, people who no longer work for your organisation will still have access to your data.

We hope that you understand that the decision to make this change was done to reflect Webformed's commitment to your data and its security.