Logging in at IU
- Network ID
- ADS authentication (Windows services)
- Guest accounts
- CAS (Central Authentication Service)
Your Network ID, consisting of a username and password, is the key to your electronic identity at IU. New students and employees (as well as IU affiliates whose accounts are sponsored by an IU employee) will typically receive a Network ID and an ADS Domain account as their first computing accounts at IU. The Network ID and ADS Domain accounts allow you to access a variety of IT services. After you have received your Network ID, you can create other accounts for yourself (for example, accounts on specific computer systems or storage systems).
For more information about your Network ID, see the following:
ADS authentication (Windows services)
Your ADS Domain account allows you to access a variety of Windows-based services at IU. New IU employees and students typically receive a Network ID and ADS Domain account as their first computing accounts. Some staff and students who have been at IU for a while may need to create an ADS Domain account.
Your username is assigned automatically and consists of letters based on your last name, your first name, and possibly your middle name. Your e-mail address consists of your username followed by the appropriate campus designation. Under certain conditions, you may change your username.
Guest accounts allow you access to a limited set of IT services if you are not formally affiliated with IU and are not eligible for a sponsored account. (In addition to the UITS Guest account described here, some IU units may offer their own guest accounts to provide access to their services. Contact the unit you are interested in accessing for more information.)
CAS (Central Authentication Service)
CAS is a login service that allows you to access multiple password-protected Web systems at IU.