CaneLink Security

The CaneLink system is comprised of many modules with various links, pages, tables, and fields; therefore, users may have different levels of access for different modules, e.g., a user may have Maintenance Level Access for Schedule of Classes and have View Only Access for Admissions information. It is the responsibility of every faculty, staff, and student user to ensure that data security is achieved within the CaneLink system. The legitimacy and accuracy of data within the system relies heavily on preventing unauthorized users access to sensitive data, and making sure authorized users have consistent access to the data needed to perform tasks.

Granting users the appropriate security level access is very important to the success of maintaining data security within the system. Access is provided based on a pre-determined role and the tasks each user will be performing within the system.

Data security comprises the following elements:

  • Privacy – Keeping data hidden from unauthorized parties
  • Integrity – Keeping transmitted data intact
  • Authentication – Verification of the identity of an entity that is transferring data
  • Access – Providing the user with appropriate menus and ability to select pages (components) from those menus
  • Authorization – Providing users with access to the data they are allowed to access
  • Non-repudiation – Capability to assert that updates or modifications were performed by a particular user based on the user's certificate