Guest accounts at IU

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Overview

IU Guest accounts provide limited access to select applications and services for those with no formal relationship with Indiana University. The amount of access is determined by the particular application. Guest accounts may be removed if the account has not been used in more than a year, or upon request.

Important:
At Indiana University, Canvas and IU Expand have implemented a new IU Guest account service that supports authentication via personal Google, Facebook, and Microsoft accounts. For more, see About IU Guest accounts for Canvas and IU Expand.
Note:

For help, contact your campus Support Center.

Create an IU Guest account

To create an IU Guest account:

  1. Go to Create IU Guest account.
  2. Enter your email address in the appropriate field.
    Note:
    For all Guest accounts, the username is the full email address provided (for example, foo@hotmail.com). Thus, to successfully authenticate to IU applications and services, enter the full address when prompted for a username.
  3. Enter your name in the appropriate fields; enter and verify your IU Guest account password. Click Create Account.
  4. The system will send an activation message to the email address you provided. To open the page that will activate your account, click the link in the message.
  5. On the "Activate your IU Guest Account" page, enter your username (that is, the entire email address you provided) and confirmation code.
  6. Click Activate Account.

Change or reset your IU Guest account password

To change your IU Guest account password:

Note:
Only email login accounts have the change or reset password functionality; to change your social account password, contact your social provider.
  1. Go to Manage IU Guest account. You may be prompted to log in.
  2. Click Change password.
  3. Enter a new password, and click Save.

To reset your IU Guest account password:

  1. Go to Forgot IU Guest Password.
  2. Enter the email address associated with your Guest account, and click Submit.
  3. A message will be sent to the email address you provided. In the message, click the link to reset your password.
  4. On the "Create IU Guest Password" page, enter your username (that is, the entire email address you provided) and the confirmation code included in the password reset message. Then, enter and re-enter the new password in the last two fields.
  5. Click Change Password.

Change your IU guest account name

To change the name associated with your IU Guest account:

  1. Go to Manage IU Guest account.
  2. Click the pencil icon to the right of your name.
  3. Enter your name in the "First name" and/or "Last name" fields, and click Submit.

Change your IU Guest account email address

To change the email address associated with your IU Guest account:

  1. Go to Manage IU Guest account.
  2. Click the pencil icon to the right of your email address.
  3. Edit the email address, and click Continue.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email address at the address you provided. Open it, and click Confirm email change. You will see a confirmation page with your account details.

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Last modified on 2021-01-08 13:40:17.

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