The Guest NetID Standard applies to faculty, staff and student employees who are requesting Guest NetIDs on behalf of guests, the guests who are receiving a Guest NetID, and service providers that authorize access so that Guest NetID users can login to a service.
Guests requiring temporary access for up to a month can obtain a Guest NetID from an authorized UW-Madison employee. A Guest NetID provides access to the wireless network and may provide access to a limited number of other services as determined by the individual service providers.
For guests who will be at UW-Madison for more than a month, a formal digital identity should be created. Please see "Getting NetIDs for Affiliate Populations".
The following requirements apply to Guest NetIDs issued to persons who do not otherwise have a UW-Madison NetID.
The UW System Board of Regents policy 25.3 "Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources" authorizes the UW System to,
"…take reasonable measures to protect the privacy of its IT resources and accounts assigned to authorized users... Any activity on UW System IT resources may be monitored, logged and reviewed by UW System-approved personnel... The UW System has the right to employ appropriate security measures, to investigate as needed, and to take necessary actions to protect UW System IT resources…"
Failure to adhere to the provisions of this policy may result in the suspension or loss of access to UW-Madison IT resources; appropriate disciplinary action as provided under existing procedures applicable to students, faculty, and staff; civil action; or criminal prosecution. To preserve and protect the integrity of UW-Madison IT resources, there may be circumstances where UW-Madison may immediately suspend or deny access to the resources.
Please address questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.