Accounts and Passwords
Here at Illinois, one can have a dizzying array of passwords. We can help you better understand and manage your accounts and passwords. Below are a few resources along with some commentary on the most commonly used accounts. If you need any help with your accounts, please use the resources below and feel free to call or visit User Services in room 1.
Commonly Used Accounts
Network ID (NetID)
The Network ID is a very important University account and password. Sometimes referred to as the "keys to the kingdom", your Network ID can be used to set the passwords of almost all other accounts. With it you can register for courses and conduct transactions against departmental accounts and even your personal University bill. The Network ID is used for access to many web applications offered by the University. For more information on the Network ID, please visit http://www.cites.illinois.edu/netid.
Active Directory (AD) Account
Active Directory is becoming more and more common on campus. Students and staff alike will recognize this account as the one used for gmail and Exchange email as well as the campus Learning Management System (LMS) known as Compass and the College's own LMS, learn.ed. Faculty and staff may recognize it as the one used to log in to their Windows PCs on their desktops and many other resources such as file and print services. Common resources include...
- Your computer
- Your Exchange email account (e.g., through Microsoft Outlook)
- Campus wiki service
- Staff home directories (e.g., \\files.education.illinois.edu\users\g-meade)
- Departmental shares (e.g., \\files.education.illinois.edu\Acad Dept\Spec Ed)
- Your web folder (e.g., \\www.education.illinois.edu\wwwroot\staff\g-meade)
- Your course web folder (e.g., \\www.education.illinois.edu\wwwroot\courses\SPED322)
- Campus Netfiles service
For more information on Active Directory accounts -- including how to reset or unlock your password, please visit the "Active Directory" web site.
CITES Express Email account is a campus email service that provides access to email using a desktop email client or web interface. For more information on your Express Email account, please visit http://www.cites.illinois.edu/express/.
- CITES' "Managing Your Accounts and Passwords" page.
The first place to look to learn about and manage your University-related accounts and passwords.
- CITES Guide to Passwords
Provides an overview of accounts & passwords in common use at Illinois, including link to the Password Manager.
- CITES' "Leaving the Urbana Campus" Web Page
Here you'll find service- and account-specific information you'll want to know if you or someone you know are leaving Urbana Campus.
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