How do I transfer ownership of a group or departmental account?
Group or departmental accounts at Indiana University must have an eligible faculty or staff sponsor in order to remain active. If your sponsor is leaving IU and your organization or department needs to continue using the account, you will need to find a new, eligible sponsor. It is the responsibility of the group or department to find a willing, eligible sponsor and to request that the Accounts Administration office transfer the sponsorship. Otherwise, the account may be disabled or deleted from all central systems.
Note: If your previous account sponsor did not successfully transfer account ownership before leaving IU, see My group or departmental account doesn't have a sponsor; what should I do?
If your group account has a sponsor who has not yet left the university, the current sponsor must initiate the transfer of sponsorship:
- Go to the Account Management Service at: https://itaccounts.iu.edu/
Manage my IU computing accounts.
- You might see a page asking you to log into the Central
Authentication Service; if so, enter your Network ID. If not, skip
to the next step.
manage group accounts, and then
transfer group accounts.
- The following page will display all group accounts that you own
(if you own no group accounts, you will not be able to transfer
them). Select either
Transfer all group usernamesor
Individually transfer group usernames. Enter the group username to transfer (if transferring individually), and the username of the new owner. Click
Confirmto complete the transfer request.
The new owner will receive an automatic email message, requesting agreement to accept ownership. The transfer is not complete until the new owner accepts the account.
For assistance, contact your campus Support Center
Last modified on March 26, 2013.