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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:


For example:

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.

User Principal Name (UPN)
Userprincipalname (UPN) is username + This is different from email address. Both faculty/staff and students have a UPN of

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 Canvas. Examples are "smithj" or "smithj1234".