Account Self-Linking - How to Connect Your Accounts

This document explains how to use the Account Self-Linking Tool.

Why Should I Connect My Accounts?

Connecting your accounts helps eliminate duplicate records and, more importantly, ensures that you have the appropriate and expected level of access to systems on campus. For example, if you can see your HR and payroll data or you can see your Teaching tab in the portal.

You should have received an email or a printout that contains instructions on how to connect your accounts together as well as a Linking Key.

How To Connect Your Accounts:

  1. Navigate to the Account Self-Linking Tool

  2. You should see the Campus NetID Login screen. Enter in your NetID and password.

    NetID Login screen

  3. This will display the Account Self-linking Tool.

    Account Self Linking Main Screen

  4. You will need to get the Linking Key from the email or printout you received.

    Sample Email that is sent

  5. Type in the Linking Key.

    Enter in the linking key

  6. Click the Submit button.

    Key is entered and submit button is highlighted

  7. An optional screen may appear displaying some information about the identity that you are about to link. Click Confirm if the information is correct. If the identity information shown is not yours, please click Cancel and contact the Help Desk about this issue, and provide them with the self-link key and NetID. If you do not know the key, just let them roughly what time you tried it.

    Confirmation Screen Shown

  8. After a few moments if your accounts were successfully linked, you will see the success message. It may take up to 24 hours for everything to be updated.

    Link was successful message

  9. If there was an issue linking your accounts, you will see the following message:

    Message for a Failed Account Link

    Note: A DoIT Help Desk case will be automatically opened on your behalf when there is an issue linking your accounts. You should receive a response within a few days with more information. If you'd like, you can keep track of your case number (the number in parentheses) and if you contact the DoIT Help Desk and give them that number, they'll be able to let you know the status of your case.


Keywordsconsolidation merge multiple consolidate link linking merging duplicate connection NetID Net ID netid activation modification account self-link account tool key link key check   Doc ID44831
OwnerMST SupportGroupIdentity and Access Management
Created2014-11-12 14:03:09Updated2023-08-10 09:46:17
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