Networking, Departmental network guest accounts on the network self-service portal

This page is to help provide understanding of the Departmental Guest Account Creation Page on the Self-Service Portal

The guest management system has received a makeover with new and improved functionality. Users that are classified as departmental representatives are granted elevated permissions to create guest user accounts that have increased functionality to allow guests and visitors on our campus to access resources by accessing IllinoisNet as well as the VPN. It is important to note that if your guest needs basic network connectivity for basic web browsing, they should be accessing IllinoisNet_Guest and self-creating a temporary account valid for one day. If your guest is in need to access trusted resources, they will need a temporary account created by a departmental representative and then join IllinoisNet or access the VPN.

How do I become departmental representative?

The new system allows your department direct control ofwho can make accounts by listing users in a dedicated AD group that yourdepartment registers with Technology Services. Your local IT staff will almostalways be your first point of contact to get added to that group.

How does my department setup access?

The process is simple. One person from each departmentwill need to register the AD group the department will use to grant their usersaccess to create guests for their department, along with choosing a departmentlabel used to uniquely identify department affiliation when the user logs in.To register the group and label that person will fill out this form: This will generate a ticket thatwill come to Technology Services. After approval from your Dean, Director orDepartment Head, we will add permissions for that AD group. Anyone listed inthat AD group will then be able to make departmentally sponsored Network GuestAccounts for use with IllinoisNet and the Virtual Private Network (VPN).

How do I login?

To access the Network Self Service portal, visit: You will login with your NetID followed by the '#' and your departmental label and your NetID password. The department label is determined at the time of filling out the request form. (Example: JoeNetID#TechnologyServices). This will grant you elevated resources and access to your departments self-service resources. This is a shared resource so you will see other departmental devices and accounts with these permissions.

I don't want to login as a departmental representative!

If you do not wish to access your departmental resources, but still access the Network Self-Service Portal, simple login with your NetID and password but do not include the '#' or your departmental label. This will put you back into your personal access. If you at anytime wish to be completely removed as departmental representative, please contact your local IT support.

How do I create a guest account?

Creating a guest account can be done in two ways. It can be done individually or in bulk. To create an individually account, click on "Create Guest Accounts". To create multiple accounts, click on "Create Multiple Guest Accounts". Follow the on screen instruction and the account(s) will be create. Once these accounts are create, they be enabled to access IllinoisNet or the VPN immediately. 

Keywords:Networking Wifi Guest Portal IllinoisNet_Guest IllinoisNet Wireless VPN   Doc ID:75214
Owner:wireless w.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2017-08-02 08:24 CDTUpdated:2017-09-25 10:35 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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