How to set up network access

Overview

Your network account is commonly referred to as your username or user ID. 

Your network account, a combination of username/user ID or Acadia email and password, is your access key to technology on campus.  

The process of claiming and setting up your account differs slightly based on whether you are an employee/guest or a student.  This article provides a summary of creating your account rather than access to individual systems or services (e.g. Colleague or Shared Drive access). 

Network Account - Employees and Guests

1.  An account request must have been submitted and approved. Access requests : Request Account

2.  Account Creation: 

  1. The person who requested the account will receive an email with your username/email address.

  2. An email will be sent to your to your alternate email address (non Acadia) with your temporary password.   

3.  Go to https://portal.office.com to set up your network account. Login in with your email address and temporary password. 

4. Follow the prompts for the completing your security information.  You will be required to provide at least two (2) authentication methods and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). 

  1. Technology Services recommends the use of the Microsoft Authenticator App push notifications as the default verification method.
  2. For further set up instructions: read the MFA Set Up Guide, watch the Video Instructions, or review the HUB Guides and Common Questions.

Network Account - Students

1. Once you have accepted your Acadia offer, you will be able to obtain your Username and temporary password from within the Acadia application portal

2. Log into the Acadia Application Portal, using your personal (non Acadia) email and password you created.  

3. Locate the Username and temporary password. 

  • The username is a six or seven digit number and a letter found right before the @acadiau.ca. 
  • The temporary password is a random set of numbers, letters and characters that you will change.

4.  Go to https://portal.office.com to set up your network account. Login in with your email address and temporary password. 

5. Follow the prompts for the completing your security information.  You will be required to provide at least two (2) authentication methods and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). 

  1. Technology Services recommends the use of the Microsoft Authenticator App push notifications as the default verification method.
  2. For further set up instructions: read the MFA Set Up Guide, watch the Video Instructions, or review the HUB Guides and Common Questions.
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