Active Directory (AD) is your domain account at the University, used to log in to Windows workstations, the UR_Connected wireless network, Office 365, SharePoint, Skype, and other applications. AD accounts are automatically provisioned upon joining the University.
Guest accounts provide a convenient and secure way for guests of the University — such as visiting scholars, special program attendees, and contract employees — to access a variety of online services at the University of Rochester. Active UR faculty and staff can sponsor and manage their guests in the Guest Account System.
Your NetID is your account for securely accessing a variety of online services at the University of Rochester, such as the Human Resources Management System (HRMS), Blackboard, UR Gmail, and VPN.
Two-Factor Authentication (Duo)
The University uses Duo for Two-Factor Authentication to better protect University data, especially when University accounts are used fraudulently to gain remote access to sensitive information. Duo authentication occurs after you log in with your user name and password using a mobile phone, tablet, or landline to verify your identity.