ARCHIVED: What is the difference between my ADS domain account and my Network ID?
At Indiana University, your Network ID and your ADS domain account each allow access to a variety of services. The passphrases for both of these accounts, as well as many other IU computing accounts, are synchronized when you reset or change your passphrase using the Passphrase Maintenance utility. For more, see At IU, how do I change my Network ID passphrase?
ADS domain account services
- Logging into Windows computers in the Student Technology
Centers (STCs) at IU Bloomington and IUPUI
- Accessing your IU Exchange account
- Authenticating using CAS to services such as
OneStart, Oncourse, TIME,
IUCAT, and many administrative online services
- Authenticating to your Cyrus mail account
- Accessing the IU virtual private network (VPN) on your home computer
Network ID services
- Creating new accounts, setting your preferred email address,
listing the accounts you already have or for which you are eligible,
and accessing related services from the UITS Account Management
Note: For departmental, student organization, or group accounts, only the account owner is authorized to change the passphrase or other account settings.
- Changing or resetting your UITS shared central systems
account passphrases using the Passphrase Maintenance page
- Logging into Mac OS X computers in the UITS
Student Technology Centers
- Dialing into the IU modem pool
- Authenticating to your accounts on the research systems (Big
Red, Quarry, the Research Database Complex)
- Accessing web sites such as QuizSite and IUware
Last modified on July 11, 2013.