At IU, how do I request accounts for conference participants?
Visitors to Indiana University who are otherwise unaffiliated with IU may on occasion be granted temporary accounts that permit them to access the IU network. Two kinds of accounts are available:
- Network Access accounts, for use by visitors to IU Bloomington,
IUPUI, IU East, or IU Northwest who need nothing more than Internet
access through the IU wireless network. These accounts are available
at no charge. See Network Access account basics.
- Conference accounts, for use by participants of
IU-sponsored conferences, workshops, or special programs who need
access to secure IU-owned computing resources, such as the wired IU
network, the Student Technology Centers (STCs), or network
Note: At IUB and at IUPUI, a conference technology fee may be assessed for these accounts; see About conference use of the STCs. The conference technology fee may be waived if no UITS-owned resources will be used by the conference making the request.
Conference accounts must be sponsored by a faculty or staff member, and must be approved by UITS Accounts Administration. To sponsor Conference accounts:
- Go to the Account Management Service at: https://itaccounts.iu.edu/
Manage my IU computing accounts.
- You might see a page asking you to log into the Central
Authentication Service; if so, enter your Network ID username
and passphrase. If not, go on to the next step.
manage conference accounts, and then click
set up conference accounts.
- Enter the requested information about the conference and the
resources your conference guests will need. Click
Once the University Information Policy Office has processed your
request, you will receive notification of the account usernames and
passphrases available to your conference attendees. If you experience
any problems requesting accounts, contact
Note: Sponsors must keep records of all Conference account users. In the case of a security or policy violation, the sponsor must be able to supply identity and contact information for the user of the offending account at the time of the incident, and must assist in problem resolution.