Accounts and Access
UofM accounts are issued to all university faculty, staff, and students.
UofM accounts provide faculty, staff, and students access to a variety of computing resources and online services. Account owners are issued a Universal User ID (UUID) and password necessary to access university resources.
In order to begin utilizing University resources and online services, you will need to initialize your account using an account code generated through iAM Identity Management. You will then begin the verification process by entering the 20 digit account code and birth date.
A hacked or compromised account is the unauthorized use of an account by someone other than the account owner. Remember, ITS will never ask for your password via email or phone.
Central directory services provide standard based databases of user data most commonly used by IT services to authenticate and authorize user account access to online service and resources. We centrally support both LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory.
The iAM web service provides users the ability to self-service several account functions such as password reset, email routing, and vanity email address selection.
Duo Account Security or two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.
Your password, in association with your Universal User ID (UUID), gives you access to all of the university's computing resources and online services. This account password should be unique from every other password you use. The University requires all UUID passwords to be changed every 6 months.
Shibboleth Identity Provider is centrally maintained to provide both SAML and CAS compliant authentication services that limit reuse and exposure to user credentials by multiple services.
Sponsored Accounts provide individuals who are not formally affiliated with the university access to computing resources to support instructional, research, or administrative activities. These accounts have a limited duration (maximum 1 year), but can be renewed as needed.
The Universal User ID (UUID) is the username shared among various university services. Your UUID forms your email address as follows: UUID@memphis.edu. For the student, the UUID is created upon admission to the University. For new staff and faculty, the UUID is created upon hire.