At Indiana University, faculty and staff members with individual computing accounts can request additional group accounts for purposes related to their teaching, research, or work at IU. For example:
All group or departmental accounts must have owners who are active faculty or staff members (as reported by HRMS). If the owner leaves the university or (through change of HR status) becomes ineligible to own a group account, the owned account(s) will be removed. To ensure the continuity of group accounts, see Transfer ownership of a group or departmental account.
To log into a group account, use the group username and passphrase (set up by the account owner). To grant individuals access to your group account, you'll need to share the group username and passphrase with them. To administer your group account(s), log in using the appropriate group account credentials (not your personal username and passphrase).
The steps for group account creation include requesting the account, the request approval, and then account creation.
To set up a group account, you must first request a unique username for the account:
The username must be at least three and no more than eight characters; however, the display name can be longer.
When your group account username has been approved, you can create your group's first accounts, including an ADS domain account for creating and managing other technology accounts (and logging into certain university services), and an email account:
After your group account passphrase is set, you can request additional computing accounts for that group account. To do this, you must be logged into the group account, using the group username and passphrase. For requirements and instructions, see Get additional IU computing accounts.