University NetIDs (and Enterprise IDs) explained
What is a NetID? What is an Enterprise ID? What are the relationships and differences between them? What happens if they don't match?
- Your NetID serves as your login identity to most University computing and networking services. Most secure University computing services will ask for your NetID to find out who you are and your NetID password to verify that you are who you say you are.
- NetIDs are deleted at some point in time after you leave the university. Each campus has different policies concerning this so check with your campus IT organization for details.
- An Enterprise ID is an ID type no longer in widespread use. With the implementation of the UI-Identify Password Management application, the NetID and the Enterprise ID are one and the same for most users; the password can be set in all directories, both at the university level and at the enterprise level.
- Enterprise Authentication Service (EAS) is a single sign-on authentication and session management service offered by AITS for many of the University's enterprise systems. EAS allows applications to authenticate users in a consistent fashion. EAS is mainly used with enterprise-wide administrative applications (e.g. Banner, PCard, online student course registration, Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits, Finance, etc.) for user authentication purposes. The user Id used to logon via EAS is called Enterprise ID.
- Enterprise ID’s last forever (they are not de-activated like NetID’s), however, the passwords do expire annually. When your password expires, EAS will force you to change your password before accessing any Enterprise Applications.
- If you are one of the few users left with differing NetID and Enterprise ID, you can manage both accounts with the UI-Identify Password Management application. You will need to manage them one at a time. If you would like to move to one ID, please get in touch with your Unit Security Contact.