UW-Platteville currently uses eDirectory to authenticate all faculty, staff, and students.
Your eDirectory account provides you access to the following resources:
Detailed information about passwords can be found here.
Account creation and removal
Student accounts are automatically created and deleted.
Faculty and Staff accounts
All student accounts are tied to the PASS student information system. New accounts for new students are created when your admission records have been processed prior to registration. If you have not registered for classes prior to the tenth day of classes, the account provisioned for you will be deleted. If registration takes place after the first day of the semester, the account will be created the following day.
Student accounts remain active for approximately 10 months after the last semester a student attended classes. The student account provisioning schedule can be found here.
To prevent losing access to your information when you leave/graduate you must make appropriate plans beforehand to make a personal backup of your data and direct others to a new e-mail address. Student accounts will be deleted after they have been disabled for 18 months.
Faculty and staff accounts are automatically created and deleted.
Faculty and staff accounts are tied to the HRS personnel database. New accounts are created when made active in the personnel database (no more than 60 days before the employee's start date). Accounts will be disabled 60 days after the employees last day of employment. Faculty and staff accounts will be deleted after they have been disabled for 18 months.
Access to many services is granted through role assignment. These assignments are not automatic. The employee's supervisor must make these requests through the normal support channels.
Emeriti may request to have an account. Emeriti accounts that are not accessed regularly may be deleted. The request form is located here.
Temporary Group Accounts
Camps or other ad hoc groups visiting campus may request a temporary account to use IT resources such as lab machines and printers.
Changing your NetID (username)
NetID changes may be requested by using the form located here.
Username changes must be authorized by the Office of Information Technology. Valid reasons for username changes include marriage, legal name change, etc.