Information technology tools and resources at the UW
UW-IT data center access
UW-IT data centers have a two-factor authentication system that uses both a badge and a PIN pad. The following information is intended for anyone that requires access to any of UW-IT’s data centers.
- Why two-factor authentication?
- How to request data center access authentication badge and PIN
- How to use your badge and PIN
- Resetting, verifying or problems with your badge or PIN
- After-hours emergency or access not working
Compliance standards and the findings of a recent audit require that UW-IT implement a two-factor authentication (TFA) as part of its physical security program and procedures for access to UW-IT data centers. The Data Center Strategy and Operations (DCSO) team decided to add PIN pad access control in conjunction with the already-implemented badge access at the 4545 and UW Tower data centers. Cameras also record all doors.
Access to data centers must be requested by an approved sponsor on the appropriate form, which can be found on the Access Control SharePoint site. Speak with your manager to find your sponsor.
After completing the form, send it to Building Access Control at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors can grant and deny access privileges, and may review access on a yearly basis.
After your form has been processed, Building Access Control will contact you directly to issue a badge and confirm your PIN number.
Place your badge next to the badge reader and then input your 4-digit PIN.
Contact Building Access Control at 206-221-4545 or email@example.com from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Call 206-221-4545 and dial ‘0’.