UVM Guest Accounts

As a UVM campus visitor, or external collaborator, the method of authentication and the type of access you receive with your UVM Guest Account varies by how your account was sponsored.

  • Self-sponsored accounts – Requires the use of SMS test messages to complete the self-sponsorship process. These accounts remain active for 24 hours, and only provision access to the UVM Guest wireless network. Self-sponsored accounts may receive lower bandwidth and limit the use of some protocols.
  • Sponsored accounts – Require a current UVM affiliate to create the account. UVM Guest wifi access can be provisioned for up to 7 days, and SharePoint access can be provisioned for up to one year. These credentials can be used to connect up-to 5 devices to the UVM Guest wifi network.

Connecting to UVM Guest wireless

Self-sponsored UVM Guest account (for visitors)

NOTE:

Self-sponsored UVM Guest access allows visitors to obtain basic network connectivity via SMS text verification. You must have an SMS capable phone to Self-sponsor.

  • A single phone number can sponsor up to THREE different devices.
  • Self-sponsored access will last for 24 hours before requiring re-authentication.
  • Self-sponsored accounts may receive lower-bandwidth, and limit the use of some protocols.

  1. Connect your device to the UVM Guest network.
  2. A UVM Guest captive portal window should appear. Select the Other guests option.
    • If a captive portal window does not appear, you may need to open a web browser on your device.
  3. Enter your 10 digit phone number.
  4. Your mobile phone should receive an SMS text message containing a six digit confirmation code. Enter the code, then click the Login button.

NOTE:

This guide assumes that your UVM Guest account was provisioned by a current UVM Affiliate or Department.

  • Sponsored accounts can be used to connect up to FIVE different devices to the UVM Guest wireless network.
  • Sponsored accounts can be provisioned for up to 7 days of access.

Sponsored guest accounts have a username format of rallycat.visitor where rallycat is the UVM affiliate, and visitor is the name of the guest. A password is automatically generated for each sponsored account.

  1. Connect your device to the UVM Guest network.
  2. A UVM Guest captive portal window should appear. Select the Sponsored guests option.
    • If a captive portal window does not appear, you may need to open a web browser on your device.
  3. Login using your sponsored guest account and password. These credentials should have been provided to you by the UVM Affiliate who sponsored your account.

Sponsoring a UVM Guest Account

The following guides are for current UVM Students, Faculty, Staff, and Departments. Sponsored guests can be granted access to the UVM Guest WiFi network for up to one week, lab computer access for one week, and SharePoint access for up to one year.

Provision a UVM Guest account

By default, UVM Students, Faculty, Staff, and Departments may sponsor up to FIVE UVM Guest accounts for visitors to the campus.

  1. Open a web browser and visit https://go.uvm.edu/uvmguest
    • If prompted, login with your NetID and password
  2. Click the Add Guest button
  3. Fill out the form with your guest’s info. Click the relevant access checkbox and specify the length of time the account will remain active. Then click Add Guest.

    Avoid granting unnecessary access. If your guest only needs WiFi network access, leave the lab computers and SharePoint webservices boxes unchecked.


  4. Your guest will receive an email with their UVM Guest credentials. Your guest can can use these credential to connect to the UVM Guest wireless network.
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    You can access details of your sponsored guest, or change their passwords, by clicking on the account from the main guestnet-admin page.

Batch request Guest accounts

If your department requires a large number of guest accounts to be provisioned, please contact our Identity and Account Management team no later than 3 business days prior to the date the accounts will be used.

Email: iam@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-2006

Updated on August 27, 2018

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