Catid Updates

3 years 9 months ago

Some UNI account passphrases expired over the summer of 2020 and were extended temporarily to reduce the challenges related to remote work and learning. These temporarily extended accounts will expire on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 and begin receiving email notifications about their passphrase expiring starting on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.

If you have received an expiration email for your CatID or a departmental account, you can change the passphrase yourself by visiting myUNIverse, and choosing the impacted account under “Passphrase Central”.

myUNIverse passphrase central screentshot showing where to find expiration dates

Note: The expiration date listed in “Passphrase Central” will be incorrect, but these accounts will expire on or before September 23.

How do you tell which account needs to change the passphrase? Look at the username listed in the email notification to determine which account has expired.

If you need assistance changing your passphrase, you can reach out for help through or by calling the IT Service Desk at 319-273-5555.

You can sign up for the CatID Account Recovery Setup under Passphrase Central and reset your CatID account at any time.


6 years 3 months ago

Information Technology has scheduled a planned maintenance window for the CatID authentication services. Maintenance details are listed below.

Scheduled For:

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 6:00AM - 9:00AM

IT-AIS will be conducting patching efforts to multiple production infrastructure databases and application services, primarily those responsible for CatID services.
This will result in a three (3) hour outage.  Such services include, but are not limited to:

Impacted University Services:

Non-University authenticated services (Shibboleth)

  • Gmail (and other Google services)
  • ProTrav
  • Lynda
  • Aleks
  • iFolio
  • Qualtrics
  • UnitedWay

Student Information Systems

  • Peoplesoft Campus Solutions
  • Student Center
  • Advisor Center
  • Faculty Center

SOA Applications

  • ProTrav

Self-Service Java Applications

  • University Directory
  • CatID Password Administration
  • Budget Adjustment
  • Financial Resources for Students
  • Application for Administration
  • ITS Absence Request Form
  • Non-payroll direct deposits (end user and admin)
  • Online Directory
  • Parking
  • Personnel Action Form (PAF)
  • Report ID Lost
  • Salary Worksheets
  • Self Support Fund
  • Student Employment Approval Form (SEAF)
  • Student Academic Request
  • Study Abroad

University Custom Applications (CGI)

  • Update My Personal Info
  • Voting and Surveys
  • Access to UNI Gmail via the mainpage header 'Email' link
  • Most Portal pagelets
  • Programming Authorization Request (PAR)
  • Online Job Board

Performance Assessment System 

  • UNITED System
  • Education Leadership Principalship/Superintendency System
  • Communication Science and Disorder Student Tracking System

Other Services


  • Document Imaging -  All OnBase Clients 
  • Non-UNI Hosted Applications
  • Iowa STEM Application System
  • Duo Enrollment 
  • My Universe Portal
  • Peoplesoft CRM Systems
  • Online Application for Admission
  • Online Course Lookup
  • eBusiness Forms and Self-Service
  • Self-Service Timecard
  • iProcurement
  • W2

This outage is needed to apply security patches to the databases, applications, and operating systems.


UNI IT Service Desk

6 years 8 months ago

The morning of Wednesday, October 18th, Information Technology will update the look of the CatID login screen used to gain access to many of UNI's online applications. Beyond just having a more updated look and feel, the new login screen will have a responsive design, meaning it will resize itself automatically to be more useful on the smaller screens of mobile devices. 

Below is a preview of the new login screen:

preview of the new Cat ID login screen's design


As always, if you are unsure if the login screen you have navigated to is genuine, please contact the Information Technology Service Desk at 273-5555, or via email at


  • ITTC 36
  • (319) 273-5555
  • Service Hub