The Education Sector Logon (ESL) was upgraded during 2018. The upgraded system is now live in Shared Test, Pre Production, and Production.
Machine accounts are a type of ESL account that is used by Student Management Systems (SMSs) to log in to education sector systems such as the National Student Index (NSI) and Early Learning Information (ELI). In the upgraded ESL, the Machine Account Owner is responsible for the management of the machine account/s they own. Only the Machine Account Owner can set or reset the password for a machine account – Education Service Desk can no longer do this.
The upgraded ESL provides a simple interface for the management of machine accounts. A Machine Account owner must log-in to ESL Self Service with their individual user account in order to manage their machine account(s).
ESL Self Service [Production] is at https://identity.education.govt.nz/ui/selfservice/home
ESL Self Service [Pre-Production] is at https://iteidentity.education.govt.nz/ui/selfservice/home
ESL Self Service [UAT - Shared Test] is at https://identity.educationtest.govt.nz/ui/selfservice/home
A summary of the key changes to machine accounts are:
To reset the password for an ESL account used in your Student Management System (SMS) you will need to complete the password reset process in ESL before you enter your updated password into your SMS.
For a machine account, you must log in to self service with your individual user account to then be able to change the password for a machine account that you are the machine account owner of.
If you try to log in to self service with your machine account details it will NOT work.
The following instructions are for ESL Production environment.
|Does a Machine Account Owner have to be an existing ESL user||Yes, a Machine Account Owner must have their own ESL user account.|
|How does a user complete a machine account invitation?||The machine account owner must log in to ESL Self Service using the Machine Account Owner's individual ESL user account (not the machine account) to set the password and complete the setup for the new machine account.|
|How does a user change a machine account password?||The Machine account owner must log in to ESL Self Service using the Machine Account Owner's individual ESL user account (not the machine account) to to then be able to change the password for a machine account, that you are the machine account owner of.|
|Do machine account passwords expire?||No|
|Can machine accounts become locked?||No|