Guests, What is a Sponsored NetID and what access do I get?

I've been told I need to be sponsored to have access to services. What do I need to do and what can I access?

A sponsored NetID (also known as a long term guest NetID) is generally used for the following groups:
  •  Visiting Scholars
  •  Students not registered but working on a thesis
  •  People on approved leave of absence
  •  Vendors
  •  Other affiliates that work in some capacity with the University

Being sponsored by a department allows access to the following:

  • Wireless
  • VPN
  • Some Library Resources
  • Email (if your department had requested it)

Please note if you are unable to login to a particular application, that application may have a particular list of approved users that isn't covered by a sponsored account.

If you already have a NetID, your department can send a request to the Tech Services Help Desk via an @illinois.edu account . They must have the following on the request:

  • Your UIN
  • Your full name
  • Terminate date (when the guest's visit is expected to end, up to 1 year) 
  • NetID of sponsor or proxy (if different from sponsor)

This document can be emailed to consult@illinois.edu.

If you do NOT have a NetID, there are extra steps that can be found here: Guests, Requesting a Long Term (sponsored) Guest NetID








Keywords:Guest, sponsored, long term, NetID, deactivated, thesis, not registered, letter, visiting scholar   Doc ID:50827
Owner:ID M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-04-24 11:40 CDTUpdated:2017-03-29 15:39 CDT
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