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Establishing and Using an IU Guest Account By Cynthia D. Hollingsworth, M.S. Coordinator of Instructional Design Adjunct Assistant Professor Indiana University.

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1 Establishing and Using an IU Guest Account By Cynthia D. Hollingsworth, M.S. Coordinator of Instructional Design Adjunct Assistant Professor Indiana University School of Nursing Created: 10/03 Updated: 8/07

2 What is CAS?  The Central Authentication Service (CAS) is a “single sign-on” service allowing an account holder to logon a single time to university services, and then access other services without the need to login again each time a different service is desired.  CAS recognizes four levels of access: IU faculty/staff, IU students, IU affiliates, and guest. Guest accounts allow non-university affiliates limited access to certain university online services.

3 Prerequisite for Establishing a Guest Account  You must possess a valid account that you can access.

4 Getting Started URL Click the link “IU Guest Accounts

5 Create an IU Guest Account Click Create IU Guest Account

6 Preparing for Account Creation  The next series of slides will guide you through creating your username and password.  Before creating the account and password, read carefully the next screen listing the password guidelines.  Then, practice writing passwords on a piece of paper until you decide on one that you can remember and that meets all the password criteria!

7 Password Guidelines Passwords must contain at least:  Eight to fourteen characters (letters, numbers, symbols)  Two numbers or symbols in the first eight characters  3 letters in the first eight characters  Five different characters Passwords must NOT contain:  The following #, &  Doubled numbers or symbols (e.g., 99 or %)  Words or names spelled forwards, backwards, or in a foreign language  A Social Security number in the first nine characters of the password  Words constructed with similar-looking number substitutions (e.g., 0 for O, $ for S, 1 for i), as in: capta1nk1rk, mr5p0ck

8 Account Set-up Type your address, then READ PASSWORD GUIDELINES if you haven’t already determined a password, then Choose password, then type a password 1 2 3

9 Account Created Guest account is created BUT IS NOT YET activated. Go to your .

10 Read message from accounts services specifies URL to go to in order to activate the new account. If you fail to activate your account, you will NOT be able to login to Oncourse and other university services even though your account has been created. IMPORTANT URL

11 Activate New Account Your username is your complete address with sign Type the password you chose when you created your account Click Activate Account xx00xx00x 1 2 3

12 Account Activation Confirmation Your Guest account setup is not complete until you receive this Success – Account Activated message!

13 Manage Your Account University support personnel and departments no longer maintain, store, or re-set forgotten passwords. Go to: Choose that you are a “Guest” and want to “Create more IU computing accounts, set forwarding, and manage my existing accounts and passwords”

14 Manage your Account  To change your password, click “change your Guest password.”  If you have forgotten your password, click “forgot your Guest password”

15 Forget your Password? Type the complete address with which you created your guest account. Instructions for resetting your password will be sent to that account: You will be taken to the screen similar to the one where you first created your account (see the Account Setup slide). Type your complete account, then choose a new password (make sure it follows the secure password guidelines).the Account Setup slide

16 Need Help? Contact the UITS Support Center: Or 24 hours a day:


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