To access many authenticated university services and create accounts, new students, faculty and staff must first activate their UIC NetID. The following information is required to complete the activation:
Your NetID and associated password are the only credentials needed to access most University and campus networking and computing services. Services such as the my.UIC portal, Blackboard, email, campus computer labs, printers and more.
Passwords are managed centrally via the IAM Password Management service.
ACCC email addresses, accounts, and services are available to current UIC students, staff, and faculty. When class registration or employment at UIC ceases, access to uic.edu email addresses and ACCC email accounts and computing resources is extended for a grace period to allow time for transition to a new email provider. Unfortunately, we cannot offer unlimited periods of account access or email forwarding.
Personal email addresses at UIC are of the form NetID@uic.edu. Units, departments, and other entities on campus often have need of task-oriented email addresses that should not be identified publicly with a specific person. The ACCC provides several options for these department, group, and otherwise non-personal email addresses.
A NetID and an EnterpriseID are similar and for most people their NetID (for example: adabyron) is the same as their EnterpriseID (adabyron). However, the two passwords associated with them are independent. Some services accept authentication using either a NetID or an EnterpriseID.
A University Identification Number (UIN) is a unique combination of nine numbers that the University uses to permanently identify people in its computer system and for recordkeeping purposes. To retrieve your UIN, please visit the i-card website.
Your EnterpriseID and Enterprise password are used to access Enterprise applications such as Web for Student, Web for Faculty, Banner, etc. In almost all cases, your EnterpriseID will be the same as your UIC NetID.
Visit the IAM Password Management page at identity.uillinois.edu to set up or modify your password recovery options. The contact information you provide will allow self management of your password if it becomes unusable (expired, forgotten, or locked) and will only be used for password changes, computer account security events including concerns or alerts involving your high risk data, or as authorized by law.
An email alias is an email address that forwards messages to a single existing email address. An email alias is not an account and does not have a password associated with it. Email aliases must be requested and owned by a UIC faculty or staff member who will manage the forwarding of the alias. Email aliases are useful for receiving email related to a specific purpose that has only one intended recipient.
A UIC network ID, or NetID, is a public identifier used for authentication to many services provided by the ACCC as well as many University of Illinois computing and networking services. The NetID is not a password and it is not an account itself but it is required in order to access ACCC and University services.
When a student does not register for a Spring or Fall term, their UIC NetID is marked for expiration and enters a grace period. The grace period lasts throughout the term during which the student did not register for classes, and ends sometime in the middle of the next term. For example, if a student registered for Spring 2011, but did not register for Fall 2011, their NetID will remain in grace period throughout Fall and into Spring 2012.
Your UIC NetID is your identity, in many different ways — email address, login credentials, Banner, Bluestem, Listserv lists, lists of NetIDs allowed to access various files, personal URL, and more. Changing your NetID is a complex, labor-intensive and time-consuming process, and despite ACCC's best efforts, can result in some service disruption. You wouldn't believe all the different machines, accounts, and files, that can contain a NetID and need to be changed about the same time.
Please refer to the Office of Business and Financial Services website for instructions on retrieving your W-2 if your NetID is inactive. The instructions are listed under the heading Electronic Form W-2/1042 for Terminated/Retired Employees.