Guests, Creation, Sponsoring Short-Term Network Guest Accounts
For IT Pros This page contains information for campus IT pros and other campus hosts about how to sponsor short-term network guest accounts that can be used with the campus VPN.
If you (or your department) are hosting campus guests, your guests may need Internet access. You can create short-term guest accounts for these customers.
These guest accounts will provide access to both the VPN and campus wireless.
If your guests need longer-term access (for more than a week), you may wish to create guest NetIDs for them instead. Please see Guests, Visitors' Guide
Any student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can create two guest accounts for up to 3 days' duration. Some groups of people are authorized to create larger numbers of guest accounts for longer periods of time. If you need to designate personnel to create more guest accounts or to make them valid for longer times, this page provides contact information.
This page explains the guest account creation process and additional information that some guests may need. Guests who expect to connect through wireless for simple purposes will need only their guest account name and password; however, guests who need to connect through the VPN will need to be provided with VPN client software and profiles.