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Sponsored UCInetIDs

Are you working with a colleague outside of UCI who needs UCInetID access? If so, you may sponsor your colleague for a temporary UCInetID.  The approval process will take up to five business days, so please plan accordingly.

** You cannot request a sponsored UCInetID for a future employee or a future CWR-Contingent Worker.  The UCInetID will be issued at the completion of the hiring process through UCPath.

Only UCI faculty or management-level staff members or their designees may be a sponsor.

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Sponsored UCInetID Qualifications

To request a Sponsored UCInetID, your potential guest must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be connected with UCI. For example, a visiting academic, volunteer, researcher.
  • Cannot be a current employee at UCI.
  • Cannot be a regular student at UCI.

*** Beginning soon, most people who would have been granted a Sponsored UCInetID will instead need to be entered in UCPath as a CONTINGENT WORKER (CWR).  Examples of CWRs are independent contractors, visiting scholars, consultants, and temp agency staff.  Please visit the UCPath Website for more information about CWRs.

If a Sponsored UCInetID holder becomes a student or employee in the future, the Sponsored UCInetID entry will be automatically converted to the new type.  ***This is why the valid Social Security Number and valid date of birth are required.

*CAMP & COSMOS Summer Programs (and Guest Presenters)*

A note to CAMP & COSMOS summer program coordinators: please do NOT request Sponsored UCInetIDs for visiting high school students *unless* they need to complete safety training in the UC Learning Center.

The students can use our campus wi-fi (UCInet) and ResNet Mobile Access by simply using the Visitor Registration tool. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the visitor registration last for 7 days (unlike 24-hours during the school year), meaning they only have to re-register their devices weekly).

If student needs a username and password to login to lab computers, the OIT Service Desk can provide you with a temporary Group UCInetID and password that will work on those machines. Please open a ticket requesting these credentials, along with the following information:

  • the name of the summer program
  • the program start and end dates

We will reserve the temporary Group UCInetID and password for you to share with the students. Please note the temporary Group UCInetID has restricted access, meaning it will only work on lab computers and should not be used for any purpose (such as accessing the VPN or registering devices on UCInet).

Guest Presenters

If you have a Guest Presenter visiting the campus for 1 week or less, and they need to be able to login to a UCI computer in a Smart Classroom or Computer Lab to give their presentation, we can also provide you with a temporary Group UCInetID and password that will work on those machines. Please open a ticket requesting these credentials, along with the following information:

  • the visitor's name
  • the purpose of their visit
  • the dates they will be on campus

We will reserve the temporary Group UCInetID and password for you to share with the students. Please note the temporary Group UCInetID has restricted access, meaning it will only work on lab computers and should not be used for any purpose (such as accessing the VPN or registering devices on UCInet).

Sponsored UCInetID Application

  • Apply for a Sponsored UCInetID (Login Required) You will need the valid date of birth and Social Security Number of the person being sponsored to complete the application.

Sponsored UCInetID Creation Process

  • Once your application has been processed, your guest will be assigned a UCInetID and a Sponsored ID Number.
  • You (the sponsor) will be notified via email when the Sponsored ID Number and UCInetID have been assigned.
  • You should inform your guest of their UCInetID and ID Number once it has been assigned. This information is important and needed to activate the new account.

UCInetID Activation

  • The new UCInetID must be activated before it can be used. The activation process allows you to identify yourself and set a private password for your UCInetID.
  • Your Sponsored ID Number is required to activate your UCInetID.
  • For more information, see the UCInetID Activations section.

As a member of the UCI and worldwide electronic community, you are expected to follow UCI's Computer Use Policy. Activating your UCInetID signifies acceptance of this policy.

Sponsored UCInetID Renewal Process

Sponsored UCInetIDs can be sponsored on a quarterly basis or to a specific expiration date, for a maximum of 4 quarters or 12 months at a time.

Renewal Notification

Approximately one month before the end the current sponsorship window, sponsors will receive an email message as a reminder to renew Sponsored UCInetIDs. Both sponsor and the person sponsored will be notified about the upcoming expiration of the UCInetID. The sponsor must review the list of UCInetIDs he or she is responsible for and renew the sponsorship for up to four additional quarters or a specific date within the next 12 months.

Sponsored UCInetID Holders - Change in Affiliation

  • If a Sponsored UCInetID holder becomes an employee or student, their UCInetID will be converted from "sponsored" to the appropriate type (student or employee).
  • If a student or employee that was previously sponsored for a UCInetID loses their student or employee status, the sponsor has the option of reinstating the account as a Sponsored UCInetID.

Sponsored UCInetID Deactivation

If your Guest no longer needs their UCInetID, you will soon be able to submit a request via a new Request Form to deactivate the UCInetID. For now, simply open a ticket with OIT.

Please note that you will still need to contact your CSC to cancel their computer logon and access to email.

Sponsors should also contact their DSA (Departmental Security Administrator) to login to SAMS or KSAMS and cancel the Guest's access to any business applications (like KFS) and their departmental VPN.

For questions regarding UCI Health Sciences managed Sponsored UCInetIDs, please contact the UCI Health Sciences Help Desk at (714) 456-3333.

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