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Guest NetID

The Guest NetID service provides a convenient and secure way for guests of the University, such as visiting scholars, prospective students, parents, seminar attendees, and contract employees to access the University network and Internet on a flexible, short-term basis. Access through the Guest NetID is available to UR Wireless and network access. The Guest NetID does not entitle the guest to other systems or applications that may be accessible to faculty, staff, and students, including access to public machines. Please go to the IT Center to obtain access to public machines.

Access the Guest NetID System

General Information

Who is eligible for a Guest NetID?

Examples of recognized Sponsored Guest Affiliations at the UR include:

  • Visiting students/parents
  • Conference Attendees
  • Contractors
  • Vendors
  • Visiting Faculty/Scholars
  • Retirees
Who can sponsor a guest?
A sponsor can be a University faculty or staff member who has a University email address and NetID. Faculty and staff can sponsor a single guest or multiple guests for an event. A sponsor must provide the guest with their NetID and email address if the guest is requesting a Guest NetID. If the faculty or staff member is inviting a guest to have a Guest NetID, the sponsor's NetID will be provided to the guest via the Guest NetID service.
What applications will guests be able to access with a Guest NetID?

Currently, a Guest NetID provides access to:

  • UR_RC_InternalSecure, the wireless network currently in place on campus, (see http://www.rochester.edu/it/wireless/ for more information on UR Wireless)
  • ResNet, the wired network in student dorms
What type of Guest NetIDs will exist?

One type of NetID will exist for all guests. The format of the Guest NetID is:
 

First Initial Last Name Unique Numeric Identifier _guest

 
Example: jsmith109_guest

How long will a Guest NetID be valid?
This will depend on the needs of the guest, and the permission granted by the sponsor. On the Sponsorship Form, fields are available for the requested effective and expiration dates. The maximum term of a Guest NetID is one year, however, it can be renewed each year.

For Guests

PDF icon Guest NetID Brochure (Guests) (PDF) 

How do I request a Guest NetID?
  1. Ask a University faculty or staff member to sponsor you (this should be someone who knows your affiliation to the University).
  2. Obtain your University sponsor's email address and NetID.
  3. Go to https://guestnetid.ur.rochester.edu/.
  4. Choose Guest NetID Request Form.
  5. Complete steps 1 & 2 on the web form.
  6. Your sponsor will be notified by email of your request.
  7. The sponsor will either approve or deny your request. The sponsor must see the request notification to approve or deny your request. Please contact your sponsor if you do not receive a request approval or denial within a reasonable timeframe.
  8. If you receive a denial email, contact the sponsor for a reason.
  9. If you receive an approval email :
    1. Click on the email link to enter the Guest NetID service.
    2. Enter your Guest NetID and identification code.
    3. Take the Acceptable Use Quiz. (What is the Acceptable Use Policy?)
    4. Setup your Guest NetID password.
  10. You are now ready to use your Guest NetID!
I received a Guest NetID Invitation Email from GuestNetID_System@rochester.edu. What do I do?
  1. Click on the link provided in the email.
  2. Complete steps 1 & 2 on the web form.
  3. Your sponsor will be notified by email of your request.
  4. The sponsor will either approve or deny your request. The sponsor must see the request notification to approve or deny your request. Please contact your sponsor if you do not receive a request approval or denial within a reasonable timeframe.
  5. If you receive a denial email, contact the sponsor for a reason.
  6. If you receive an approval email :
    1. Click on the email link to enter the Guest NetID service.
    2. Enter your Guest NetID and identification code.
    3. Take the Acceptable Use Quiz. (What is the Acceptable Use Policy?)
    4. Setup your Guest NetID password.
  7. You are now ready to use your Guest NetID!

For Sponsors

PDF icon Guest NetID Brochure (Sponsors) (PDF)

How do I invite someone to get a Guest NetID?
  1. Go to https://guestnetid.ur.rochester.edu.
  2. Choose Sponsor Login.
  3. Enter your NetID and password.
  4. If you have many guests for an event:
    • Choose the Manage Events tab.
    • Enter the event description if it is a private event, and the start and end dates, then press Add.
  5. Choose the Invite Guests tab.
  6. Enter the email addresses of invitees.
  7. Add an additional message (if necessary).
  8. Use the pull-down menu to choose an event (if necessary).
  9. Press Send to send an email invitation.
  10. The email may get treated as spam, so please tell the guests that the email is from GuestNetID_System@rochester.edu.
  11. Your guests must now respond to the invitation email. If the guest does not respond, please verify that they received the invitation.
  12. Once you receive the Guest NetID Request response email, click the link provided in the email.
  13. Enter your NetID and password. You will be directed to the Guest Approval form.
  14. Start and End dates can be modified for any guest in the list.
  15. Now you can either approve or deny the Guest NetID request. Click the box for each guest that you would like to either deny or approve.
    • To deny a guest, click Decline. The guest will not be given a Guest NetID.
    • To approve a guest, click Approve. The guest will be contacted by email and will receive a Guest NetID.
  16. Any guest that you approve will be able to initialize their Guest NetID password.
How do I approve a request for a Guest NetID?
  1. Provide your email address and NetID to the guest.
  2. Have them go to https://guestnetid.ur.rochester.edu and instruct them to click on Guest NetID Request Form to submit a request for a NetID.
  3. You will receive an approval email from GuestNetID_System@rochester.edu. Click on the link provided in the email.
  4. Enter your NetID and password. You will be directed to the Guest Approval form.
  5. Start and End dates can be modified for any guest in the list.
  6. Now you can either approve or deny the Guest NetID request. Click the box for each guest that you would like to either deny or approve.
    • To deny a guest, click Decline. The guest will not be given a Guest NetID.
    • To approve a guest, click Approve. The guest will be contacted by email and will receive a Guest NetID.
  7. Any guest that you approve will be able to initialize their Guest NetID password.
How do I renew a Guest NetID?
  1. Go to https://guestnetid.ur.rochester.edu.
  2. Choose Sponsor Login.
  3. Enter your NetID and password.
  4. Choose the Manage Guests tab.
  5. If you have many guests, click on the NetID for the guest you want to renew.
    • Scroll down to see the Accounts Details panel that appears for that guest
  6. Right under “Accounts Details”, click Edit. Once you do, some fields will become editable
  7. Scroll down, to the very bottom to get to the Expire Date. Click on Renew, and then click OK on the pop-up that appears. This will take you to a panel, that will allow you to change the expire date.
  8. Select the new desired Expire Date and click Submit
How do I manage guests in the Guest NetID system?
You may review your guests at any time by choosing the Manage Guests tab after logging into the Sponsor Login section. Here you may see all the details associated with a Guest NetID request. Details appear at the bottom of the page. You may also choose to terminate a guest's ability to use their Guest NetID. If you terminate the account, it will become inactive immediately.