Computing Accounts, IDs & Passwords

Unity computing accounts

Each student and employee at NC State automatically receives a Unity computing account with an ID and a default password. This Unity ID and password enable access to many online and IT resources.

When an employee transitions/separates from the university, use this System Access Checklist to close the Unity computing account.

In addition, some NC State employees have computing accounts and passwords that grant enhanced access to administrative computing systems and services provided by OIT.

  • System Access Request (SAR) - Automates the approval process for faculty and staff who wish to upgrade or update their access roles within campus-wide administrative systems (e.g., Student Information System, Human Resources, Financials)

  • NC State Password Standard - Explains levels of password security required for different account types 

MyPack Portal parent ID

A student can create a MyPack Portal parent ID and permit his/her parent to access certain student information. See Parental Access.

Managed Desktop

Departments and other campus units can elect to have workstations and file space that are managed by OIT Desktop and Application Support. For details about this service, see Managed Desktop.

Identity Management

OIT's Identity Management service coordinates campus computing account authentication and access services.