University Network ID - uNID
A University Network ID (uNID) is a piece of information that uniquely identifies you to on the University of Utah network for various computing services. Your uNID is created by substituting a lower case "u" for the first zero in your University (student, employee) ID. A University Network ID is also known as a uNID, NID, username, login name or User ID. All students, faculty, and staff at the University of Utah receive a uNID.
Your uNID doesn't work alone. You'll have to create a secure
password that works with it. You do this the first time
you log into the Campus Information Services via the U homepage: www.utah.edu. To log in the first time, use your uNID and your
default password: your birthday in mmddyy format.
Follow the instructions to create two security questions for
future identification if you forget your password, and to create
your secure 8-character uNID password. For more information,
see the CIS and UIT Passwords web
Your University Network ID with its corresponding password gives you access to the campus network and computer-related services (UIT services) in the table below. Prior to May 2002, University of Utah students, staff and faculty received a Network ID, known as a NID, in this format: jpd5.
Since May 2002, new students, staff and faculty received a NID in this format: u0012345. The numbers are your student or employee ID, where the first zero has been replaced with the letter ‘u’. This new format is known as a uNID. Everyone has a new “uNID”. If you became a University of Utah campus member after May 2002, you do not have a Network ID in the old format.
|Campus Information Services||access to registration, grades, course evaluations for students; payroll and Kronos for staff|
|Campus E-mail - UMail||free 'utah.edu' email account that must be personalized. Lots of account space plus a Global Address Book. Can be forwarded.|
|Campus Modems (dial up)||free dial-in access to campus network and Internet|
|Campus Wireless Access||encrypted 802.11x wireless access around campus - uconnect wireless network|
|University Network ID (uNID) Account Tools||check status and manage your UMail account and file space|
|Campus Email List Server||subscribe to a list or create your own|
|InCommon Central Authentication Service||central authentication service to allow access to resources of members of the InCommon Federation|
|Library - Off Campus Access||Remote access to restricted library resources|
|Student Lab Authentication||general use computer labs located across campus|
|Web-Authenticated Network Access (WANA)||wired general use campus network/internet ports|
|VPN Access to Campus Network||secure, encrypted access to campus IP space with a free client or through WebVPN|
|Personal Web Pages||file space for web pages or storage|
|Software Licensing||Low cost software for students, staff and faculty for work/home use (free anti-virus for students)|
|Online Courses & Tools||online courses and course resources used by many of your professors|
|UOnline||fully online courses for credit|
|Point of Contact DB (IT Professionals)||contact information for network issues|
|U Events Calendar||A comprehensive listing of all events taking place on campus.|
|Kronos Time & Attendance||time and attendance reporting for staff|
|Pinnacle Billing Access||Online billing site|
If you are new to the
University or if you have never used your uNID, you need to read
and agree to the University Network Connection Acceptable
Use Policy. The Policy will be presented to you when
you change your default password (birthdate) to a secure password on the Campus
Please read the policy carefully. The policy and other information about passwords,
network and identity security, as well as Copyright Laws and their
enforcement, can be found in the Policy area of this website.
If you forget or lose your password, please learn how to reset your password here.
the CIS and UIT Password page
for more information on passwords.
For questions about your uNID, please call 801-581- 4000 and press option 1 to reach the Campus Help Desk.