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URL

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, and is used to specify addresses on the World Wide Web. A URL is the work identification for any resource connected to the web.

URLs have the following format:

protocol://hostname/other_information

For example:

http://www.uwstout.edu/future

The protocol used for web resources is HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP).   The protocol is followed by a colon, two slashes, and then the domain name.  Directory names are separated by single forward slashes.



Username
A UW-Stout username, everything to the left of the @ symbol in an email address, is used to log into most campus resources like Access Stout and Learn@UW-Stout. Examples are "smithj" or "smithj1234".

Userprincipalname (UPN)
Userprincipalname (UPN) is username + @uwstout.edu. This is different from email address. Faculty/staff have a UPN of username@uwstout.edu and students have a UPN of username1234@my.uwstout.edu.