ITS General Computing

Getting a Uniqname, Directory Profile, and Computing Services—
Sponsored People

Departments Can Sponsor People to Provide Access

Departments and units can sponsor people to get uniqnames and MCommunity Directory profiles for them (and, in some cases, UMIDs) in either of these two ways:

Sponsorships have a start date and an expiry date. Before they expire, they can be extended by the department if needed.

Sponsored people receive a uniqname and UMICH password if they do not already have them. If they have an old, inactive uniqname, it is re-activated by the sponsorship process, and a new password is set for them.

Computing Services for Sponsored People

Services All Sponsored People Receive

These services are automatically provided as a result of the sponsorship process:

Access to services ends when the sponsorship expires.

You Can Request Printing

If sponsored people need a printing allocation, departments can request this by using the Request an Account tab on the Print Account Provisioning page.

Who Are Sponsored People?

Sponsored people are those who are affiliated with the university and who need access to online university services or resources, but who are not faculty, staff, students, retirees, or alumni. These people can receive uniqnames (and, in some cases, UMIDs) at the request of a sponsoring department or unit.

People who already have a uniqname from a previous relationship with the university can be sponsored to allow them to continue to use their uniqname—or to reactivate it if it has been de-activated.

Sponsored individuals fall into the following three groups:

1. People Who Get Regular Uniqnames Plus UMIDs

These sponsored people receive a regular uniqname and UMID, as well as a Wolverine Access/M-Pathways entry and an MCommunity Directory profile. When their sponsorship expires, their uniqname is deactivated, their profile is removed from the directory, and they lose access to U-M computing services and resources. Should they return to the university in the future, their uniqname can be reactivated. However, any terminated services, such as e-mail, cannot be restored; new services must be set up instead if needed.

2. People Who Get Just a Regular Uniqname

These sponsored people receive a regular uniqname and an MCommunity Directory profile. They do not receive a regular UMID and Wolverine Access/M-Pathways entry. When their sponsorship expires, their uniqname is deactivated, their directory profile is removed, and they lose access to U-M computing services and resources. Uniqnames for these sponsorships cannot be reactivated after they expire. This is because not enough identity information is collected for these sponsorships to re-establish the person's identity.

3. People Who Get Temporary Uniqnames

These sponsored people receive a temporary uniqname and an MCommunity Directory profile. Once the sponsorship expires, the uniqname cannot be reactivated. People can be given a new temporary uniqname after their old one expires if need be.

More Detail

For more about sponsored people and the sponsorship process, see MCommunity Sponsor System Overview.