FAQs: uNID - University Network ID
What is a uNID and how do I get one?
I got my NID years ago. Does it work with all the Network ID services?
How long is my uNID active?
What is the difference between a uNID and a NID?
Can I give out my uNID if asked?
Why can't I access the website http://www.nid.utah.edu?
A University Network ID is a piece of information that uniquely identifies you to on the University of Utah network for various computing services. A Network ID is also known as a uNID, username, login name or User ID. All students, faculty, and staff at the University of Utah receive a University Network ID.
A Network ID with its corresponding password gives you access to these Campus Network and Computer-Related Services:
- Campus Email (your '@utah.edu' address) with 50 MB server space for students, 500 MB for staff/faculty
- 10 MB server space for personal web-pages, file storage, etc.
- Campus modems for limited Internet access
- Off-campus access to Library databases and indexes
- Secure, encrypted access to the campus network via a VPN
- On-campus wired ethernet access via WANA network ports
- On-campus authenticated wireless access (both secure and insecure)
- Student Lab computer resources
- Library wired and wireless access
- WebCT online courses and tools
- Uonline classes
- Point of Contact Database (for staff/faculty)
- Office of Software Licensing online purchasing
- Discounts on cellular telephones and plans
- uNID account tools to see your account status, make account changes, and more
In most cases, you'll need to use your uNID, which is your student or employee
ID number where the first zero is replaced with a "u". The only service that requires you to use your originally assigned NID (whichever format you received) is personal web accounts.
uNIDs remain active at least one semester after leaving the University. Leaving the University may mean graduation, termination of employment at the University, or simply not being registered for classes in a given semester. This keeps uNIDs active through Summer Term and ready for use again the following Fall Semester provided you register for classes Fall Semester. See the complete uNID Account Life Cycle.
Prior to May 2002, University of Utah students, staff and faculty received a NID in the format: jpd5 . This form of network ID is known as a NID.
Since May 2002, new students, staff and faculty received a NID in the 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”. The uNID is also used to log into the U’s Portal.
If you became a University of Utah campus member after May 2002, you do not have a Network ID in the old format.
Yes, if it is to a campus entity. Your uNID and employee or student ID are used frequently at the U as a unique identifier for you. The uNID password, however, should never be shared.
For questions or problems, please contact the Help Desk at 581-4000 option 1.