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Access, Accounts, and Password Guidelines

Listed below are the accounts that University Technology Services offers for access to our various services. 

Account Access


Accounts used at the university are:

NetID:  This is a primary account used for network access, e-mail (both as a login and as an e-mail address), MySAIL access and as the single-signon identity.  No form is required for access. 

ADMNET:  This is a domain access account used by employees to access specific administrative protected resources including enterprise systems such as Banner and administrative printing.  Faculty members and instructors use their ADMNET usernames and passwords to log onto classroom computers. Completion of a form to access is required.

Banner:  This is the university enterprise resourcing planning system.  Completion of an access request form is required.

The OU Web Forms Menu is a common repository for administrative forms.



Password Guidelines

Please note that by university policy, passwords should not be shared and care should be taken to protect the privacy of any password. These documents are guidelines for your password security.


OU NetID Network Access and Computing Account

All active OU students, faculty, and staff are entitled to have an OU NetID network access and computing account. To activate your account, visit the NetID Profile website and click the heading Obtain Your NetID Account.

The NetID account will remain active while your relationship to the university is active.

  • Student NetID accounts are created when students are admitted to the university. Student accounts will be deleted if a student has not registered for one year.
  • Faculty NetID accounts are expired one year after termination of employment, unless an active status is maintained by emeritus status or by approval of the Office of the Provost.
  • Staff NetID accounts are expired once their employment is terminated.
  • Departments may sponsor official guests with a relationship to the university.  Sponsorships must be renewed annually.
  • All accounts are removed 30 days after a person is recorded as deceased.

If you do not know your password or wish to reset your password, you can visit the NetID Profile website. To manage your NetID password, please review these guidelines:

Network Password Management Guidelines

NetID services include:

  • Network Access
    • You can access the University network, including Grizznet and the wireless network.
  • E-mail
    • You can send and receive e-mail using your NetID account. Your e-mail address is account_name@oakland.edu. You can check e-mail from public, home, or office computers. The preferred client for e-mail access is the Web-based interface at https://webmail.oakland.edu/. For information on how to configure other e-mail clients for use with your account, visit the E-mail Services section of the UTS website.
  • MySAIL portal access.
  • Moodle access.

ADMNET Account - Classroom and Domain Access

The Oakland University ADMNET domain account provides access to the administrative domain. Oakland University constituents need to login to a domain to obtain access to services, shares, and privileges.  Faculty require an ADMNET account to use classroom computers installed in the lectern station.  Accounts are terminated upon employment termination. To manage your ADMNET password, please review these guidelines:

Network Domain Password Management Guidelines


Once you have requested and obtained an account, your confirmation form will contain information to help you get started in using available services:

  • Access to Banner Forms
  • Access to print Banner data
  • Access to shares for ADMNET users
  • Access to classroom computers for faculty and instructors

Banner Account

Active OU faculty and administrative staff who, as part of their duties, need access to university information in the Banner system may obtain an account.  When all form completion requirements are met, access is granted.  Access to the Banner system is governed by strict guidelines. Oakland University takes measurable steps to ensure that information is protected and that those with access to information understand the rights and privacy of all constituents of the university.  To manage your Banner password, please review these guidelines:

Banner Password Management Guidelines

How Do I Change my Banner Password?

Banner Password Expiration

Banner accounts are terminated following this Termination Process.


June 2013

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