This page contains information on changing your display name for Active Directory-based services, including Exchange, Skype for Business, Office 365 apps, and most applications protected by Shibboleth.
This page describes how to change your display name in Active Directory if you are staff/faculty. This change will appear in any service that uses the UOFI Active Directory, including Unified Communications, Exchange email and calendaring, Skype for Business instant messaging, the Illinois Wiki, Compass 2g, and more.
Active Directory uses legal name information from Human Resources data in Banner to create a display name for you, used by applications. Display names in Active Directory are shown using "lastname, firstname middle" notation for consistency. You cannot change the order in which the name components are displayed.
If you want to change the name that is displayed, you may use one of the four options:
You may set a preferred first name in your My UI Info portal. This name will replace your first name in many university systems. This will not change your legal name on record with the university. Please refer to https://www.uillinois.edu/about/policies/preferred_first_name_statement for more information. This will display in the Active Directory.
Note: Specifying a preferred first name will also hide your middle name. You can set your preferred first name as your legal name to only hide your middle name, if desired.
1. Navigate to https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/myinfo and select "My Profile", then "Access my Profile". Then, log in.
2. Scroll down to the Demographic Information and Veteran Status section and click Edit.
3. Enter your preferred first name in the box, and scroll down to select Submit.
You may not use this display name to misrepresent who you are, or use any profane or offensive language in your custom display
name. Those who intentionally misuse the custom display name option may
be subject to disciplinary action.
Requests for a custom display name can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.