Password/PIN for Mobile Devices


New security enhancements have been applied for all Northwestern Collaboration Services account holders. 

  • A mobile device PIN is required to protect University data from unauthorized access in the event that your mobile device is lost or stolen.
  • If you choose to opt out of setting a PIN or password on your mobile device, you can use the Outlook Web App (OWA) from your mobile device to access email and calendaring events.
  • The default fifteen minute inactivity time out period is the greatest allowable setting that is compatible with the most prevalent University mobile devices and cannot be increased.

Incompatibilities with Certain Android Versions

Behavior:  Some Android users with older versions of the operating system, or users with custom ROM's have reported that ActiveSync will not configure properly.







Article ID: 2229
Fri 3/17/23 1:06 PM
Wed 9/20/23 1:48 PM