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Account Classifications

These accounts classifications are designed to meet the security principles supplied by IT Security.  If you still have questions please see the pages for each individual classification and our Account Classification FAQ.

Primary Account

This is, by far, the most common UNH Username/IT Account held by all faculty, staff, and students of UNH, GSC, USNH, and some KSC and PSU staff. Primary accounts are assigned to an individual who is actively affiliated with the University System of New Hampshire. The individual to whom the primary account is assigned is responsible for the appropriate use of that account. Appropriate use includes maintaining the security of the account password and not sharing the account or password with others.

To apply for a primary account please click on the account name in the menu to the right.  Information on applying for an account can be found in the 'How to Apply' section.

Secondary Account

This is a second UNH Username/IT account that is assigned to an individual who has a business need that requires multiple accounts with varying levels of access. The individual to whom the secondary account is assigned is responsible for the appropriate use of that account. Appropriate use includes maintaining the security of the account password and not sharing the account or password with others.

    Common Uses for Secondary Accounts:

Click here for details on Secondary accounts and all forms related to secondary accounts.

Pool Account

This IT Account is controlled by a UNH status employee (Guardian of the account) and is assigned to a specific person (user of the account), usually an hourly or temporary student employee, with an assigned expiration date.  Default expiration is set to the end of the fiscal year, unless otherwise noted, but no longer than one year. Over time, the account can rotate to several different persons but never more than one person at a time. Upon notification by the Guardian that the user of the account has left their position, IT Accounts Administrators will disable the account.  As directed by the Guardian, reassignment and activation of the account will occur again when a new user of the account needs to be assigned. The user of the pool account is responsible for the appropriate use of the account. Appropriate use includes maintaining the security of the account password and not sharing the account or password with others. The Guardian of the account will supervise the use of this account, insure that it is used in an appropriate manner and work with the IT Account Administrators to maintain the records related to the user of the pool account.

    Common Uses for Pool Accounts:

Click here for details on Pool accounts and all forms related to pool accounts.

Sponsored Accounts

This is a Primary IT Account belonging to a non-affiliate of the University who has Sponsored User status. Sponsored User status is required for persons wanting to obtain access to UNH computing resources, but whose affiliation with UNH, GSC, or USNH requires additional authorization to use UNH computing resources.  This includes, but is not limited to, volunteers, contractors, visiting students and scholars, prior students/employees of the University, and student employees requesting access to the Administrative AD Domain or Outlook Exchange E-mail. Sponsored User status requires yearly approval by a President, Vice President, Provost, Dean, or Designated Sponsor Representative (DSR).

Click here for details on Sponsored Accounts and Sponsored Account applications.