IDM across the NU system

UNL uses its own login and password, called the My.UNL ID, which can be managed (password, etc) at

For most users, the username follows the following scheme: "first initial" + ''last name" + "incremental number" (so, for example, the username for someone named "Jane Smith" might be jsmith88)

Users who have been around since before 2010 may still have a username that is prepended with an "s-" that signifies that they were a student when their account was made. No new usernames will be generated for UNL that use an "s-" (and these old s- usernames will slowly be phased out they leave UNL).

New users to UNL will set their password when they first claim their account, at

Passwords must meet the following rules:

  • Must be between 10 and 127 characters in length
  • Must not contain values of attributes: accountId, email, lastname, firstname, fullname
  • Must meet at least 3 of the 4 following conditions:
    • Contain at least 1 Numeric character
    • Contain at least 1 Special character, ie: ~!@#$%^&*()_+=-`{}[]|\:";'<>,.?/
    • Contain at least 1 Uppercase letter
    • Contain at least 1 Lowercase letter

Each of the campuses uses their own username and password mechanism:

The separate NU campuses are working towards federation and hope to use campus identities to access shared services.


Help finding your username/password

Set up your iOS device to look up email addresses from on campus

Account claim information (new students and employees)

Sponsoring a guest for limited access to UNL systems (faculty/staff only)

Changing your password

Implementing single sign-on via CAS

LDAP glossary of data sources and refresh times (authorization required)