Account Classification Overview

Primary Account

This is the most common account type. It is often referred to as the USNH username and password. All active faculty, staff, and students of GSC, KSC, PSU, UNH, and the USNH System Office are assigned a Primary Account, which is usually named after the individual (ex: firstname.lastname@yourinstitution.edu). Primary Accounts allow individuals access to USNH IT services, including but not limited to: Enterprise AD (email), Canvas, and Microsoft Office 365. All Primary Accounts are subject to all USNH Information Security Standards and Policies, and the individual to whom the Primary Account is assigned is responsible for the appropriate use of that account, which includes but is not limited to, compliance with the USNH Acceptable Use and Password Policies.

Secondary Account

This is a second account with a different username and password that is assigned to an individual who has a business need that requires multiple accounts with varying levels of access (i.e., system administrators who require administrative accounts with elevated security permissions, which must be separate from those of their Primary Accounts). All Secondary Accounts are subject to all USNH Information Security Standards and Policies, and the individual to whom the Secondary Account is assigned is responsible for the appropriate use of that account, which includes but is not limited to, compliance with the USNH Acceptable Use and Password Policies.

Pool Account

This IT Account is controlled by a designated USNH employee, called the Guardian of the account, and is assigned to a specific person, called the user of the account (usually an hourly or temporary student employee), with an assigned expiration date. The Guardian of the account will supervise the use of this account, ensure that it is used in compliance with all USNH Information Security Standards and Policies, and work with the IT Account Administrators to maintain the records related to users of the Pool Account. The default expiration dates for Pool Accounts are set to the end of the current fiscal year (unless otherwise noted), but no longer than one year. Over time, the Pool Account can be re-assigned to several different persons, but can never be assigned to more than one person at a time. Upon notification by the Guardian that the user of the account has left their position, IT Accounts Administrators will disable the Pool Account. When there is a new user who requires use of the Pool Account, the Guardian is responsible for requesting that it be re-activated and re-assigned. All Pool Accounts are subject to all USNH Information Security Standards and Policies, and the individual to whom the Pool Account is currently assigned is responsible for the appropriate use of that account, which includes but is not limited to, compliance with the USNH Acceptable Use and Password Policies.

Sponsored IT Account

This is a type of primary account, which is assigned to a non-affiliate of the University who has business with USNH requiring access to IT resources. This includes, but is not limited to, volunteers, contractors, visiting students and scholars. Sponsored IT Accounts require yearly approval and renewal by a President, Vice President, Provost, Dean, or Designated Sponsor Representative (DSR). All Sponsored IT Accounts are subject to all USNH Information Security Standards and Policies, and the individual to whom the Sponsored IT Account is assigned is responsible for the appropriate use of that account, which includes but is not limited to, compliance with the USNH Acceptable Use and Password Policies.

Related Article:

Sponsored IT Accounts FAQ
 

Details

Article ID: 716
Created
Fri 7/19/19 5:33 PM
Modified
Wed 5/4/22 3:57 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
USNH System Office