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Campus Credentials and Email Addresses Explained
Campus credentials are the username and password provided to you by the campus for access to campus resources.
In some instances authentication will require your to use your email address or your in place of your username
All current applicants, students, faculty, and staff are provided credentials. In addition the university will keep track of an alternate email and security answers to assist if you forget your username and password.
Username cannot exceed 20 characters, have spaces, apostrophes, nor contain letters not in the English alphabet.
Employee accounts are created by using the employees last name plus the first initial of their first name. If the last name first initial does not create a unique username additional letters of the first name will be added until a unique username is found.
An employee with the name James Stout could have the username stoutj or if that name is already used he will get stoutja, etc.
Employee email addresses will be email@example.com and their userprincipalname (UPN) will be the same.
Student accounts are created by using the students last name plus the first initial of their first name followed by 4 random numbers. Student who had their account created before UW-Stout migration to Office 365 may not have the random 4 digits appended.
A student with the name James Stout could have the username stoutj0548.