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, or Microsoft accounts. To create an IU Guest account that lets you log into Canvas or IU Expand through one of these services, see About IU Guest accounts for Canvas and IU Expand.
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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 first name, last name, email address, and a password. Click Continue.
  3. You'll receive a verification email message at the address you provided. Open it, and click Verify email. You will see a confirmation page with your account details, and will receive an account creation confirmation email message.

Change or reset 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.

To change your IU Guest account password:

  1. Go to Guest accounts. You may be prompted to log in.
  2. Click Change password.
  3. Enter a new password, and click Submit.

To reset your IU Guest account password:

  1. Go to Reset IU Guest password.
  2. Enter the email address associated with your IU Guest account, and click Continue.
  3. You will receive a verification email message at the address you provided. Open it, and click Reset IU Guest password.
  4. Enter a new password, and click Continue. You will see a confirmation page, and will receive a password change confirmation email message.

Change your IU guest account name

To change the name associated with your IU Guest account:

  1. Go to Guest accounts. You may be prompted to log in.
  2. Click the pencil icon to the right of your name.
  3. Edit 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:

Note:
This action will also change the email address you use to log in.
  1. Go to Guest accounts. You may be prompted to log in.
  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 message at the address you provided. Open it, and click Confirm email change. You will see a confirmation page with your account details.
    Note:
    If prompted, log in with the email address that you are changing from, not the address you are changing to and received the confirmation message at.

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