The information below describes the different account types provided by OIT.
What is it:
Who gets it:
When you get it:
CU-Boulder faculty, staff, and students receive a CU-Boulder email account, with a firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Email is an official means of communication at CU-Boulder. They also have access to calendar service.
Getting Started Instructions:
Learn more about using all of OIT's email and calendar services.
>>IdentiKey main page.
An IdentiKey consists of a CU login name and an IdentiKey password. IdentiKeys play a large role in computing at CU-Boulder. An IdentiKey gives you access to:
Learn more about IdentiKey, including when you get it and how to activate it.
OIT provisions a PIN (4-digit alphanumeric code) to students that do not provide Social Security Numbers to the university. This PIN is used in conjunction with other personal information to activate IdentiKey accounts in Identity Manager. Students receive their PIN via email from OIT to the email address listed with the Admission’s office. For PIN inquiries, contact the IT Service Center.
Learn about the One-Time Password Authenticator used to provide access to the Janus High Performance Computer
What is it:
Specialty Account Creation (SAC) is a web tool that students, faculty, and staff use to create specialty accounts on servers they have been granted access. These servers are not centrally managed by OIT, but by other departments.
Who gets to use the tool:
Only faculty, staff, or students that have been granted access by an administrator. If you are required to use a specialty account for a course or to access a specific resource, you will be instructed to do so. If not, this tool is not for you.
How to create your specialty account:
Some CU-Boulder faculty, staff, and students utilize other OIT servers such as spot.colorado.edu and rintintin.colorado.edu for email and/or web page hosting. Email can be accessed through an email program such as Outlook, or through a secure terminal program called Pine. Learn more about about these accounts.