Network ID and Email

Computing Components

Network ID

From the Knowledge Base, "Your Network ID is your electronic identity at Indiana University; it consists of both a username and a passphrase."

  • Network ID -- up to 8 characters -- (may also be referred to as a “username” or "userID").
  • An IUPUI email address – username@iupui.edu.
  • An Exchange email account – This is where your mailbox resides.

Your Network ID gives you access to a variety of IU systems. View the chart to learn more.

Setting Up Your Network ID

  • Brand-new to the IU system
    You have never taken classes or worked at any IU campus. You are starting fresh.
  • Association NOT recent
    If your association is not recent, you will continue to use the same IU username, but you will have to recreate everything else. If you have forgotten your password, UITS can reset it for you.
  • Recent Association
    If your association is recent (within the past year or so), you may still have active computing accounts in the IU system.

Brand-new to the IU system — You will have to create an IU username, an IUPUI email address, and an Exchange email account. If you need assistance, contact ithelp@iu.edu — 317-274-4357. Alternatively you can conduct a live chat session.

  1. Go to https://ams.iu.edu/skit/StartHere.aspx and follow the prompts.
  2. Click through several pages of policy statements and agree by typing “Yes” in the box.
  3. Identify yourself – fill in the blanks. If you don't know your University ID number, click on the faint red link in the "Identify yourself" box to look it up.
  4. Now you are at https://itaccounts.iu.edu/. Click on “create my first IU computing accounts.”
  5. You be given options for your Network ID. Some are as brief as 3 letters.
  6. You will create an email address like username@iupui.edu.
  7. You will click on “Create more accounts” to create your Exchange account. On the resulting page, you will see various options. Scroll down to Exchange. Do not select other email options. If you do not see “Exchange,” it is likely that an Exchange account has already been created behind the scenes in the previous step.
  8. DO NOT forward username@iupui.edu to another email host. To use your new IUPUI Exchange email, go to http://www.exchange.iu.edu. (Usually new access to Exchange is effective in a matter of minutes, but occasionally activation takes as long as a day.)

IU association NOT recent — If you remember your username and password, go to https://itaccounts.iu.edu/ and click on “Manage my IU computing accounts.” — If you don’t remember your password, contact ithelp@iu.edu — 317-274-4357.

  1. If your accounts have expired, you will see a message indicating that you have no IU computing accounts. Follow the steps in Brand-new to the IU system.
  2. If your accounts are active, follow the steps in Recent IU Association.

Recent IU Association — Computing accounts may still be active

  1. If you remember your username and password, go to https://itaccounts.iu.edu/ and click on “Manage my IU computing accounts.” If you don’t remember your password, contact ithelp@iu.edu — 317-274-4357.
  2. Under “Select a service” click on “view your accounts.” Under “Account” you should see Active Directory Service. You probably have some sort of email account also – Umail – and probably don’t have Exchange.
  3. To create an Exchange account Under “Select a service” click on “create more accounts.”
    Select Exchange and click the “Create Account” button.
  4. After creating your Exchange account, wait 20 minutes or so, then continue at https://itaccounts.iu.edu/ams_user/
  5. Under “Select a service” click on “manage your e-mail”
  6. If you don’t already have an IUPUI email address (username@iupui.edu) click on “create new email address”
  7. From the “Manage your e-mail” page, click on “set your primary e-mail” In the pick-list, select username@iupui.edu.
  8. On this page, under “Forward your IU e-mail” Select the third option – “Set delivery for this address to user’s UITS mail account on” AND select “Exchange” from the pick-list.
    Click on the “Forward e-mail” button.
  9. If you have other email addresses within the IU system (username@indiana.edu, username@iusb.edu, etc), it is best to forward them to username@exchange.iu.edu also. Not doing so is very likely to lead to confusion.
  10. DO NOT forward username@iupui.edu to another email host. To use your new IUPUI Exchange email, go to http://www.exchange.iu.edu. (Usually new access to Exchange is effective in a matter of minutes, but occasionally activation takes as long as a day.)
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