NetID Services

NetID services take information from the HR or student system and create unified Northwestern credentials (NetIDs) that are then connected with information about each individual. NetIDs are then used as the primary way for people to interact with IT services. Other types of NetIDs can be requested for specific people, organizations, or IT purposes.


Available to

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Affiliates
  • Guests





How to Request Service

To manage your NETID click the "NetID Login" button to the right.


Support Resources



NUValidate, the University's identity management system, allows for convenient management of  University NetIDs and NetID passwords. University students, faculty, and staff have self-service access to NU Validate to manage the following:

  • Change and reset NetID passwords
  • Establish and update NetID security questions
  • Check NetID status
  • Remove NetID services
  • Edit Online Directory information
Request Affiliate, Departmental, and Guest NetIDs NetID Login


Service ID: 99
Sat 7/2/22 4:55 PM
Fri 1/13/23 11:48 AM

Service Offerings (2)

Affiliate, Departmental, and Guest NetIDs
Northwestern IT provides unique NetIDs reserved for visiting faculty, contractors, and other persons outside the University needing access to campus resources as well as for departments, organizations, and projects.