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NetIDs and IT Services: What Can I Access?

Information about how your access to Cornell services will change when your relationship to the university changes.

This article applies to: Cornell Optional Email Alias, NetIDs


What Kinds of Changes in My Status with Cornell Might Change My Access to Services?

Cornell links which services you can access with the role or relationship that you have with the university. CIT works with the offices of record, sponsors, and service providers to adjust your privileges when your role or relationship changes. 

For details about which services a particular role grants, see IT Services Available with Your New Relationship to Cornell.

For details about steps to take when you are going to be losing access to a service, see Steps to Take If You Will Be Losing Access to a Specific IT Service.

Coming to Cornell

When you arrive at the university, as an employee or student, you are assigned a NetID. These NetID credentials grant you access to a particular set of services, depending on your role. Typical roles include students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni.

Changing Your Role or Leaving the University

When you move from one role to another at Cornell, or leave the university, the list of services you are entitled to access may change. When this happens – through graduation, retirement, or leaving employment – you will receive an email from the university indicating that your access to IT and other services is changing. The change process is called NetID "deprovisioning."

  • When your Cornell NetID is deprovisioned, it will remain in the university system, but your access to university services may change.
  • Your entry in the Cornell Directory will be either modified or deleted. NetIDs are modified for those who have a continuing relationship with the university, such as alumni, retirees, students, and exceptions with sponsors.
Remember, your access to services can be terminated with no notice for violations of the university policies on responsible use of computer systems. It is therefore very important to know and understand these policies.

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