Individual UW Account

Introduction

Email aliases or generic mailboxes will accommodate most special needs.  However, "Special Computer Accounts" (special user accounts) are available when needed.  Special computer accounts can be used for outside consultants or for shared use by university faculty or staff (by sharing the account password)*.  Special computer accounts have the same functionality as normal computer accounts including user login, network disk space, and access to network resources. An Individual UW account is intended for a single user.

Available to

  • UW departments at a small monthly fee.

Procedure

Click on the "Request Account" icon on the right.  Fill out the form fields completely and a request will be submitted to UWIT.  Our agents will verify the billing is approved with the departmental billing coordinator, generate the account, then respond to your request with the account name and instructions for accessing the account.

Cost

UW special accounts are available for a small monthly fee and will be included in each department’s monthly telecommunications bill. This fee covers the costs of software licenses, server resources, and administration.

Special Accounts                            Rate

Special computer accounts             $6.50 per month (6 mo. min.*) 

Exchange email-only account          $4 per month (6 mo. min.*) 

 

* 6 month minimum payment does not apply to UW affiliates

** reasonable justification required 

Resources

  • If your problem is high priority please call 307-766-4357, option #1.

Policy

Special computer account (full account)  

  • A special computer account can be used for a particular individual within a department, for outside consultants, or for shared use by University faculty or staff (by sharing the account password*). Special computer accounts have the same functionality as normal computer accounts including user login, UW email, network disk space, and access to network resources. Special computer accounts are limited to an 8 character maximum length.

    *Full special computer accounts grant an elevated level of access to University-wide computer resources and can potentially be used for malicious behavior. It is always best to keep a one-to-one relationship between users and accounts to maintain accountability. If multiple people have access to an account and it is abused or used in a malicious way, assigning accountability is impossible. 

Exchange email only account

  • An Exchange email only account provides a Microsoft Exchange email account that may or may not be associated with a single user. These email accounts can be used for ongoing University functions or special projects where one or more individuals need to share a common mailbox. The From field in email sent from an Exchange email only account can contain the name of the shared email account rather than the particular individual sending the email, for example, registrar@uwyo.edu.

    Exchange email only account lengths are not limited to 8 characters. Display names can be most any text, including spaces. Disc space is allocated for each email account as if it were a normal user email account. 

    To access an Exchange email only account, a user must have a valid UW domain account and must have been given permission to access the email account.