Types of UCInetIDs

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Individual UCInetIDs

The most common type are individual UCInetIDs, granted to each member of the faculty, staff, and student population at UCI. For the duration of your relationship with UCI, you will use your UCInetID regularly to access important online services.

Faculty, staff, and students are automatically assigned a UCInetID when entered in the payroll system or enrolled in classes. Every UCInetID must be activated  before it can be used. The activation process allows you to identify yourself and establish a private password.

Faculty and staff with guests coming to campus, especially for an extended period, will want to create sponsored UCInetIDs for their guests. Sponsored UCInetIDs offer your guests full access to UCI electronic services for a number of academic quarters specified by you. At expiration, you are offered the opportunity to extend the sponsored UCInetID for additional time. You are responsible for ensuring that your guests act in accordance with the UCI Computer and Network Use Policy and other relevant policies at all times.

Group UCInetIDs

Sometimes, groups of faculty or staff need shared access to a resource or service. OIT offers group UCInetIDs to support this requirement, and to avoid a situation in which users need to share their passwords with one another. There is a nominal monthly departmental recharge for group UCInetIDs.

Alumni UCInetIDs

UCI Graduates may sign up for Lifetime E-mail Forwarding. Alumni also retain their current UCInetID indefinitely for use in accessing UCI services including StudentAccess.

Third Party UCInetIDs

For users who do not have another affiliation with UCI, the Third Party UCInetID is an account they can create to use UCI’s Web Authentication system (WebAuth) to access applications to which they are granted access.