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KU NetID Account


KU NetID grants access to the campus network and many University systems, such as WiFi, VPN, and printers. All Academic and Staff type access is managed through Human Resources. Student access is managed through Registrar Office.

Example For Staff
If your email is then your KU NetID is "username"

Example For Student
If your Email is then your KU NetID is "username23"


  • Central KU electronic ID used throughout the University.

  • You must change your password at least once per calendar year.

  • A series of letters and numbers that are unique to you.

  • Departments can request a Sponsored Identity for vendors and others who are working on their behalf by opening an IT Trackit request. 

Who can use it?

  • Faculty

  • Staff

  • Student

  • Department

  • Guest

When can I use it?

This service is available all the time.

How much does it cost?

This service is available at no charge to the KU community.   

How do I get it?

When you become affiliated with KU through onboarding processes at KU for faculty, staff, and students, a NetID is created for you. To set your initial NetID password or to change it, visit the KU NetID password change service page.

Account types:

Account Type



Faculty, Staff

Personnel on payroll

Employment status


Actively enrolled students

Student status






Requires approval from Sponsor and/or IT Director

  • Those who are not affiliated with the University but perform University related work or represent the University (Example: Contractor, consultant, guest lecturer, guest researcher, TUBITAK scholar, distinguished research fellow) 

  • Ex-employees, retirees

0 - 12 months



Requires approval from relevant unit head

  • Non-personal accounts such as Seminar, Club, Event, Administrative and Academic Department.

0 - 12 months



Requires approval from Sponsor and/or IT Director

  • Accounts for individuals attending to special programs, conferences etc.

0 - 3 months (renewable)

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