Getting NetIDs for Affiliate Populations
Special Populations in Manifest allows the creation of new Identities that are NetID Eligible, but this functionality should only be used when appropriate. This document outlines when Manifest should be used to invite an affiliate and when other means, such as requesting POI status from HR or assigning a Guest NetID should be used.
Who can get a NetID?
There are several different ways that a person can obtain a NetID if they don't already have one, each with their own intended usage.
Normal eligibility, for more information please review NetID - Eligibility Policy.
- Current faculty, staff, and students.
- Persons eligible as HRS Person of Interest such as external contractors and emeritus faculty and staff. Contact your departmental HR office, or the UW Service Center for more information.
- Persons in Special Authorizations (SpecAuth), departmental affiliates that act like employees, Student Employees or Interns who are not UW-Madison employees, large "traditional" affiliate populations that require Wiscard like WARF, UW Foundation, USDA, ROTC, among others. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Guest NetID for temporary visitors needing wireless access only. For these users, please see Guest NetID for Internet and VPN access - Service Description.
- Manifest invitation to join a NetID-authorized group.
When should you use Manifest to create new Identities?
Identities created for people in Special Populations (Spec Pop) through Manifest are NetID eligible and can be added to groups for the purpose of provisioning locally managed resources such as a departmental website.
Identities that are NetID eligible — especially (but not limited to) POIs, Special Authorizations, or invitation to Special Populations — are not inherently eligible for any services, especially services like Office365. Administrators are able to request services (Manifest - Services) for groups within Manifest. Please see Manifest - Requesting Service-Enabled Groups.