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Information Technology


Posted on Thursday, August 5th, 2010

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Your CatID (login credentials) at the University of Northern Iowa consists of your username and your passphrase. Your username is a unique 3-8 character account name that identifies you as a member of the UNI community. Your username is a permanent and visible part of your UNI identity:

  • For students, it appears in your UNI email address
  • it appears in your UNI web page URL
  • it's your unique identifier and/or login ID in many of UNI's online systems

Your username in conjunction with your password allow you access to various online resources and computers on campus. Use your CatID wherever you see the CatID logo (see above).  What is my CatID passphrase?

Your UNI username will be with you throughout your affiliation with UNI. If you graduate from UNI, then return later as an employee, you'll retain the same username.

See ITS Recommended Passphrase Standards for further information about passphrases.

If you need help determining your username, contact the IT Service Desk at (319) 273-5555. The IT Service Desk is located in Room 36 ITTC Building (East Gym). Consultants are available to provide hands-on assistance daily Monday through Friday during University Business Hours.