Knowledgebase: Account Questions
Instructions to create a sponsored AD Account
Posted by on 16 December 2013 03:48 PM

A sponosored account is needed when someone, such as a student or contractor, needs access to UNH resources but does not have the appropriate account. A common example of this is a student needing access to the IOD fileserver and VPN, but they do not have an AD account.

NOTE: If the student is only going to be accessing the IOD fileserver from campus or the IOD-Concord office, then they can use their WILDCAT account, and do not need a sponsored account. If they are going to be accessing the fileserver from off-site, you will need to sponsor an AD account for them (follow the instructions below).

To create a sponsored account request, follow these instructions:

1. Go to and click on the blue IT Accounts Management System button. home page

2. Enter your AD/UNH Username and Password, and then click "Login" login page

3. Click the green +Add button, then select New Sponsored User add page

4. Enter the sponsoring employee's information. This will most likely be you. Click Next when done.

sponsor info

5. Accept the terms of use and click Next.

terms of use

6. Enter the sponsored user's information. This will be the student or contractor. If the student has a WILDCAT account, you can enter their username or Student ID # and it will fill in some of the information for you. You will need the following information from the student:

  • Name
  • Their personal email address (A notification is sent to them upon completion)
  • Their phone number
  • Their affiliation (Most likely this will be Student)

The following should go in the below fields:

  • College/Office: College Health & Human Svcs
  • Sponsor: Dean of Health and Human Services
  • Begin Date: When you want their account to be activated. You should set this at least a week or two before their start date, to make sure everything is set up and working for when they arrive.
  • End Date: The date their sponsored account will be deactivated. If you don't know, set it for one year, so that you do not need to reapply for sponsorship for one year.

student info

7. Verify that their information is complete, then click Submit Account Requests. Both you and the sponsored user should receive an email once the sponsored account has been created. Please forward the username for the sponsored student from this email to the IOD Help Desk to assign them privledges on the IOD Fileserver.

If you have any questions, you can call the UNH Service Desk at 603-862-4242.


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