Differences in WKU Accounts

Issue/Question

What is the difference between account types at WKU?

Resolution

NetID

 Note: NetIDs are created once a user has a WKU ID.

The NetID is used for logging into Active Directory, Blackboard, TopNet, myWKU and may other various WKU Systems. It is accompanied by a NetIDPassword which is separate from all other accounts at WKU. 

 

WKUID

 Note: WKUIDs are created for students once their application has been reviewed by the Admissions office. WKUIDs are created for employees and affiliates once Human Resources has created an entry in Banner for the person.

The WKUID is normally used for logging into TopNet and has it's own six digit WKU ID PIN. It may also be used for logging into an admissions application for a student that has already been accepted to WKU.

 

TopperMail

 Note: TopperMail accounts are created once a student registers for a course.

The TopperMail Address is used for accessing student email. New TopperMail accounts are generally formatted as follows: first.last123@topper.wku.edu. The password for this account is not the same as the WKUID PIN or NetID Password and must be created separately.

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Article ID: 300
Created
Tue 8/5/14 2:12 PM
Modified
Wed 11/28/18 8:32 AM