IU account types and abilities

Note:
UITS no longer allows the creation of Imail or Cyrus (Webmail) accounts, in anticipation of the retirement of those services. See About the Imail retirement and About the Cyrus (Webmail) retirement.
  Network ID Group account Affiliate account Conference IU Guest
General purpose
IU account for faculty, staff, students, affiliates, and others; allows provisioning of other accounts
Sponsored account by faculty and staff to be used for departmental or shared use
Contractors and vendors, sponsored by faculty and staff, for longer-term use
Temporary account for computer and printer use at IU, sponsored by faculty or staff. Fees may apply; IU account number required.
Light credential to be used for guest authentication through the CAS application code GUEST or ANY. An example would be for guest authentication to Oncourse.
Default accounts ADS (IU Network ID) ADS ADS ADS CAS Guest Account
Has an IU email account Cyrus or Exchange Cyrus or Exchange No No
Additional accounts What computing accounts are available at IU, and for whom? What computing accounts are available at IU, and for whom? What computing accounts are available at IU, and for whom? No No
Bulk generation No No No Yes No
Wireless and Internet access
Wireless/wired and Internet access with registered MAC address; IU-Secure wireless
Wired Internet access with registered MAC address; no wireless access
Wireless/wired and Internet access with registered MAC address; IU-Secure wireless
Use free AT&T wireless. Access to wired network in campus housing requires manual registration by the Support Center.
No wireless or wired Internet access
Lync Yes Yes Yes No No
SSL VPN access* Yes No Yes No No
Box Yes Yes; see Can I create a group (non-personal) Box account? Yes No No
SharePoint My Site
Only graduate students, faculty, and staff
No No No No
Accounts Management System (AMS) access
Yes Yes, via owner Network ID Yes No Yes, via IU Guest link
IUware access
Only for students currently enrolled, faculty, and staff
No No No No
Time limit
Must be active in SIS, HRMS, or Affiliate data feeds
None
Sponsor can request up to two years
Yes, established at time of request
None
Provisioning site AMS User AMS User AMS User AMS User AMS IU Guest
Main Knowledge Base document What is an IU Network ID?
What computing accounts are available at IU, and for whom?
Requesting IU computing accounts for groups or departments About sponsoring a computing account for an IU affiliate About sponsoring accounts for conference participants About IU Guest accounts
Recommendations
All IU faculty, staff, students, affiliates, and others will and must have one of these accounts.
See Requesting IU computing accounts for groups or departments.
Long-term contractor or vendor use; see Eligibility to Use Information Technologoy Resources (IT-03).
See About sponsoring accounts for conference participants.
For those needing access to Oncourse and One.IU

* The SSL VPN is for off-campus use only; on-campus wireless or wired users do not need to use it.

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Last modified on 2015-03-31.

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