Guest accounts at IU

For those with no formal relationship with Indiana University, Guest accounts provide limited access to certain needed online applications and services, for a specific purpose. 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.

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.

To create a Guest account at Indiana University:

  1. Go to Guest accounts.

  2. Click create IU Guest account.
  3. Enter your email address in the appropriate field.
    For all Guest accounts, the username is the full email address provided (for example, Thus, to successfully authenticate to IU applications and services, enter the full address when prompted for a username.
  4. Enter your name in the appropriate fields; enter and verify your IU Guest account password. Click Create Account.
  5. 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.
  6. On the "Activate your IU Guest Account" page, enter your username (that is, the entire email address you provided) and confirmation code.
  7. Click Activate Account.

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Last modified on 2020-06-11 06:37:47.

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