Identity Finder

Indiana University is pleased to announce it has acquired a site license for Identity Finder software, which can help you prevent identity theft. Identity Finder is a tool that can search computer systems and find, delete, and secure sensitive data thus reducing the risk of data breaches.

Identity Finder works on Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, and Mac OS X. At Indiana University, two versions of Identity Finder are available: the Enterprise and Home editions.

Download Identity Finder

Enterprise Edition

Identity Finder Enterprise Edition is available only to IU faculty and staff for use on IU-owned computers. To download Identity Finder Enterprise Edition:

  1. Download Identity Finder Enterprise Edition:
  2. If you are not logged into IU's Central Authentication Service (CAS), click Login and enter your Network ID. Once you are logged in, click Download.

Web Site Scanning

If you are unable to scan the file system of a web server, you can point Identity Finder at the URL and let it discover personal information. While Identity Finder is unable to perform any security actions on data found via Website search, it can help you determine whether an exposure exists.

Because of potential misuse, this license is only available to registered university IT professionals. This feature should only be used on web sites that you have received prior written permission to scan. If an Identity Finder scan does reveal any confirmed sensitive data, follow the UISO's instructions for reporting sensitive data exposures.

To obtain the Identity Finder Web Site Scanner, contact UITS IT Professional Services & Support.

Home Edition

One copy of Identity Finder Home Edition is available to each IU student, faculty, and staff member for personal use free of charge.

IU students

  1. Visit IUware Identity Finder Home Edition for Students
  2. Click Login, and enter your IU Network ID. Follow the link to the vendor web site.

  3. On the "Secure Checkout" page, in each corresponding field, enter your first name, last name, IU email address, and graduation year. Click Continue.

  4. On the next page, Identity Finder Home Edition should already be selected. Click Continue.

  5. Review the order and user information on the last page, and then click Submit Order.

After you submit your order, you will receive an email message containing an activation key and a direct link to download Identity Finder Home Edition.

IU faculty and staff

To download Identity Finder Home Edition:

  1. Visit IUware Identity Finder Home Edition for Employees
  2. Click Login, and enter your IU Network ID. Follow the link to the vendor web site.

  3. On the "Secure Checkout" page, in each corresponding field, enter your first name, last name, and IU email address. Click Continue.

  4. On the next page, Identity Finder Home Edition should already be selected. Click Continue.

  5. Review the order and user information on the last page, and then click Submit Order.

After you submit your order, you will receive an email message containing an activation key and a direct link to download Identity Finder Home Edition.

For information on each version of Identity Finder, see the Identity Finder product page.

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Important Privacy Notice

You may use this tool to search your own data and other files stored in your individual computer accounts on University-owned systems. A technician or administrator may use this tool to search data and other files stored in individual computer accounts on university-owned systems within his or her scope of responsibility if the technician:

  1. has written permission from the individual to whom the account or device has been assigned or attributed, or
  2. has given prior written notification to the individuals that this tool will be used, by whom, for what purpose, and how the resulting information will be used.

The technician should avoid opening the files Identity Finder finds. Instead, send the names of the files found to the owner of the account/system where the files were stored, and direct the owner to review the files and take appropriate action.

For more details, see Policy IT-07: Privacy of Indiana University Information Technology Resources.

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Help and Support

For assistance with Identity Finder at IU, visit:

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