Effective immediately, OIT is suspending the renaming of Unity IDs (also called login IDs and userids) for individuals whose legal name has changed due to marriage, divorce or for some other reason.
Renames will now only be accommodated under special circumstances and will require dean or vice chancellor approval. OIT will establish an exception approval process shortly, with guidelines to accommodate people with existing Unity IDs who believe their Unity IDs must be changed due to some extreme circumstance.
Unity IDs are used not only in the university’s centrally-supported information systems and Web-based services, but also in many departmental systems. Renaming the Unity ID creates confusion and possible loss of data about the user throughout these systems. The university will also be moving away from name-based Unity IDs in the future as part of the process to enhance online identity and access management systems. For help, contact the NC State Help Desk at 515-HELP (4357) or firstname.lastname@example.org.