NetID for Affiliates - Registration Process (Patron View)

This KB is meant to serve ad documentation to help guide patrons and UW affiliates on the NetID registration process.

Step 1: Receive email from Manifest Groups System ( Please note that the invitation has an expiration date listed in the email and occurs 14 days after the email is sent.

netid for affiliates email invite
Step 2: Click on link in the email
Step 3: Accept invitation
accept invite screencap
Step 4: Answer a question regarding having at UW-Madison NetID. IMPORTANT: If you have ever had a UW-Madison NetID (such as if you are former staff or student), please choose “Yes”. You will be prompted to log in with your NetID and password. If you have forgotten your NetID or password, you will be given options to recover it.
screenshot for accepting netid
Step 5: Complete the form with email, name, and birth date. Click “Accept invitation”. This will result in an informational screen directing you to watch your email for the next step.
screencap of identity section
confirmation page
Step 6: Receive second email from Manifest Groups System ( Click on the link to activate your UW-Madison NetID.
activate your UW madison netid screencap
activation email content
Step 7: Review and accept UW-Madison IT Compliance Agreement. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to click “I ACCEPT” and click next.
IT compliance agreement and policies
policy acknowledgement section
Step 8: Review and acknowledge the Terms of Service for NetID. Scroll to the bottom and click “I Understand”.
terms of service for netid
second portion of terms and services
Step 9: Set account recovery questions for your account. You may want to write down or save your answers. To recover your password, you will need all 3 answers. They are not case sensitive.
account recovery questions
Step 10: Choose a Password
Passwords chosen must
  • be a minimum of eight (8) characters in length

  • be memorized; if a password is written down, it must be stored in a secure place

  • contain at least one (1) character from three (3) of the following categories:

    • Uppercase letter (A-Z)

    • Lowercase letter (a-z)

    • Digit (0-9)

    • Special character (~`!@#$%^&*()+=_-{}[]\|:;"'?/<>,.)

  • be private

choose password window
Set recovery email


Password reset can only be accomplished through the DoIT Help Desk. The Libraries will not be able to assist with this task. 

Step 11: View your NetID account Information. This information will also be emailed to you in a summary email.
netid activation summary and ref info
account summary page
Step 12: Confirm your recovery email address. Click on the link in your email to confirm your recovery address. When prompted, enter your NetID and password.
confirm your uw madison recovery email address
confirm your uw-madison recovery email address
success ! sign up completed screenshot
For further instructions, please visit this DoIT KB. 


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OwnerAva B.GroupLibraries
Created2021-07-19 11:16:25Updated2024-06-03 15:32:53
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