New employees or students should receive a NetID automatically. However, there are some circumstances under which you might need to request one.
Make sure you don't already have a NetID
If you have a Creighton ID Card, you can find your NetID on it. Click here for instructions.
If you do not have a Creighton ID Card, there are two ways to check if you have a NetID. The first way is to use the Account Management Interface (AMI). Visit AMI and perform a search for yourself. If you turn up in the directory, you have a NetID. Find a friend who does have a NetID, and have them log in to AMI, then search for you. Your NetID will be displayed in the top right corner of your search result.
Or, you can call the Service Desk at (402) 280-1111.
Request a guest NetID
So what is all of this I've been hearing about new types of guest accounts? Why am I seeing NetIDs that look like ab1234g? Why can't I just request a NetID anymore? What makes a person a "guest" anyway?
Due to several changes in the IT infrastructure, as well as increased complexity in managing the multiple types of people that come to Creighton and need to use our information resources, the Division of Information Technology, spearheaded by the Security Office, has started moving towards a sponsorship process for guests. A guest is any individual who is not listed as an employee (faculty or staff) by HR, is not a registered student for a current or future term in Banner (NEST), and is not scheduled to teach a class for a current or future term in Banner. Some examples of guests include (but are not limited to):
Visiting or volunteer Faculty
Summer groups such as IPF or Upward Bound
Vendors or Contractors
Temporary or other workers not paid by HR/Payroll
A guest MUST be sponsored by an individual who is a current faculty or staff member. Guest accounts are limited in duration and the resources they have access to.
How to Sponsor
Only current faculty and staff can sponsor a guest account.
To sponsor a guest, login to https://ami.creighton.edu and select "Sponsor A Guest" from the menu on the left. You will be prompted to enter in information about your guest so that an account can be created and to determine the type of guest you are requesting. Guest accounts expire in two weeks by default, but up to one year may be selected. A notification will be sent to you before the account expires allowing you to renew your sponsorship if the guest is still active.
Once you have submitted the form, you will be informed of the guest's UserID, OTP needed for activation, and the expiration date. You will also receive the information via email. If you have entered an email address for the guest, he/she will also receive an email. The account will be provisioned overnight and should be available by the next day. The guest will need to go to AMI to activate his/her account before it can be used.
Responsibilities as a Sponsor
As the sponsor of a guest account you are responsible for ensuring that it is used in accordance with all applicable university policies, including the Fair and Acceptable Use Policy. Failure to do so may result in loss of network or account privileges.
As a sponsor you are also responsible for ensuring that the account is only active while it is needed by your guest. Approximately one week before a guest account expires, you as the sponsor will get an email notifying you of the pending expiration and giving you the option of extending it for up to one year.
If you need a guest NetID, you will need the assistance of someone who has a NetID (not a guest NetID), your supervisor, for example. This person should log into the Account Management Interface (AMI), and choose "Sponsor a Guest" from the list of links on the left. The account will be created overnight and then will require activation and setup of the security profile.
You may contact the Service Desk at (402) 280-1111 for further assistance.