Employee Computer Accounts

‌What is an employee computing account?

  • Access to UFV computer resources requires the setup of your own computer accounts.

Primary Employee Computing Accounts

  1. UFV Computer Account (access to network and email)
    • Your computer/network and email account is based on your username and is confirmed through your Human Resources data.
    • Your AD login allows access to UFV network resources while you working on campus or access or via the internet from home.
    • The employee AD (Active Directory) computing account is used for logging into:
      • A UFV office or lab computer and accessing the the UFV network
      • UFV Wireless
      • myFiles (off-campus, remote access to the UFV network)
      • Your UFV email (web based)
      • myWeb (edit the UFV content managment system - by permission only)
  2. myUFV Account (access to myUFV Web Services and Blackboard courses)
    • Your myUFV / Online Blackboard account is a separate account you can setup on your own.
    • Your web services account is based on your employee number and is confirmed through your Human Resources data.
  3. my Library Account
    • Access online Library Services at My UFV Library Account (Renewals)
    • Library Access While on Campus
      • Search the Library catalogue
      • Check out information on resources, transfers, hold-item availability, outstanding fines, group study room bookings, as well as make interlibrary loan requests.
      • STUDENTS use their student number and a 4-digit Library password
      • EMPLOYEES use their employee number and a 4-digit Library password
      • If you don't know your password, click on Don't know your PIN? and follow the web page instructions
      • You can also request your password in person at a UFV Library Circulation Desk
    • Library Off-Campus (Proxy) Access
      • To log in to the online article indexes and research and government databases:
      • NOTE: You must be either registered or employed in the current semester to have access to this information
      • STUDENTS use their student number and their 8-12 digit myUFV password
      • EMPLOYEES will need to use their Network login credentials (eg. smithj)

Request a Computer Account

  • A computer account must be setup by the IT Service Desk.
  • A department head, dean, director or department assistant submits a request to the IT Service Desk to setup your computer account at the time of your hire.

 

  • IT Services requires the following information at the time of your department's request:
    • First and Last Name
    • Employee Number
    • Department
    • Job Title
    • Primary Campus
    • Office Number
    • Telephone Number or Local
    • Expiration Date of Account
    • Network Access Restrictions
    • Department G drive access (optional)
    • Budget Code (for Print/Copy)
  • For Banner access requests, please fill out this form http://www.ufv.ca/its/forms/banner-access-request
  • The IT Service Desk creates a computer account for network and email access.
  • A request for a new account will be processed as soon as possible, however it may take up to 10 business days.
  • The IT Service Desk sends the username and temporary password to both the department requestor and the new account holder with first-time access instructions.
  • IT Services first creates an account used for both computer/network and email access.
  • Your username and temporary password is sent to the department requestor and to you as the new computer account holder with first-time access instructions.
  • Your Username is usually your lastname first initial.
  • Your Password is the IT temporary password until you log into a UFV networked computer where you will be required to change it at first login. Your new password must be at least 8-12 characters long and must contain a combination of lower and upper case letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • Future password changes: press Ctrl+Alt+Del simultaneously when logged into a UFV computer.

Setup a myUFV Account (Online Blackboard Account uses the same information)

  • Once you have your employee identification number, you can setup your myUFV account from any web browser.
  • Your employee number is found on your UFV Human Resources contract and campus card.

What is my password?

Your password is 8 characters to 12 characters and contains a combination of lower and upper case letters, numbers, and special characters.

How do I log into myUFV for the first time?

To log into myUFV for the first time, please use your student/employee ID number as your username and the temporary password which was provided to you. If you have not received your temporary password or don’t remember it, you can request a temporary password by one of following options:

1.            In-person: bring a picture ID card to either location below:

    • IT Service Desk located at B241 on the Abbotsford campus
    • Office of the Registrar on the Abbotsford campus (B211) or the Chilliwack campus  (A1312)

2.           Off-campus: Please email a copy of valid photo ID (eg. driver’s license, student ID card) to itservicedesk@ufv.ca . Also include your student ID number, alternative email address, and a phone number where you can be reached. The Service Desk will enable your account and provide you with a temporary password after verification.

How do I change my password?

Once you have successfully logged in with your temporary password, click on the Personal Information link located under the UFV Self-Service Links section to create your new password.

Your new password must be at least 8 characters and no more than 12 characters and should be a combination of lower and upper case letters, numbers, and special characters.

Please wait at least 10 minutes before using your new password for the first time.

What if I can’t remember my password or my account is disabled?


Check that the student or employee number you have entered is correct. You can find this number on your student or employee card.

If your account is disabled or you require assistance resetting your password, please follow these steps:

1.            In-person: bring a picture ID card to either location below:

  • IT Service Desk located at B241 on the Abbotsford campus
  • Office of the Registrar on the Abbotsford campus(B211) or the Chilliwack campus  (A1312)

2.           Off-campus: Please email a copy of valid photo ID (eg. driver’s license,  student ID card) to itservicedesk@ufv.ca . Also include your student ID number, alternative email address, and a phone number where you can be reached. The Service Desk will enable your account and provide you with a temporary password after verification.

What will the IT Service Desk do with the copy of my photo ID?

Once we have validated the copy of your photo ID, it will be permanently and securely removed from the system. It is only used for one-time validation to ensure the security of your myUFV account.

What if I've been locked out?

myUFV will suspend your account if it detects too many attempts to login with the wrong password.  When this happens, you will be locked out for 30 minutes only. You may try again after 30 minutes. If you are still unable to login, please contact the IT Service Desk.


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