Administrative Systems - Mainframe

Eligible: Faculty & Staff

Availability: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Support: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Central administrative systems housed on the University's mainframe. IT Security manages (creates, modifies, disables, unlocks, reset passwords) mainframe (PIDMS) accounts for use by individual users from departments and schools and colleges across campus. 


  • Faculty & Staff: Access is removed when a person switches departments.


  • No costs are charged for this service. 

Get It Here

  • Access is requested through the IDMS Access Form, which requires supervisor approval and is based on job requirements. Depending on the selection, the form will redirect to Ariba. Forms not using Ariba can be scanned and emailed directly to the data custodian indicated on the form. You will need a 3270 emulator to access the mainframe. The University offers free Terminal Emulation Software. The Terminal Emulator download site provides configuration files that will connect your Emulator software to the Enterprise Server menu screen where you'll be able to enter IDMS and arrive at the login screen.


  • See 'Get It Here' section above


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