Identity Manager uses terms that you should familiarize yourself with.
- A primary account is exactly as it sounds. It is your primary personal account. So Ralphie Buffalo's primary account is his IdentiKey, buffalor and his personal CU-Boulder e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
- There are also secondary accounts in Identity Manager, and these are associated with a primary account. For example, Ralphie Buffalo has an IdentiKey (ralphclub) for his club's website. This was formerly called a group or entity account. Identity Manager refers to accounts like this as secondary accounts.
- When logged into Identity Manager with your primary account, you can view your secondary accounts on the View My Accounts page.
- New secondary accounts will be activated inside Identity Manager through the primary account holder. This is done by clicking on the Activate My Secondary Account(s) link inside of Identity Manager.
- Some secondary accounts, like group accounts, can be managed with Identity Manager as well.
- Reset or change a secondary account password by logging into Identity Manager with the secondary account's CU Login Name and IdentiKey password.
- If a secondary account does not have an IdentiKey it cannot be managed through Identity Manager even though it may show up on the View My Accounts Page. List proc accounts are an example of a secondary account that cannot be managed in Identity Manager. For assistance with accounts like this, contact the IT Service Center.
Refer to the information below to understand Identity Manager's impact on different account types.