Person-of-Interest U Cards

General Information

There are certain situations where people have an association outside of a defined appointment within the University of Minnesota, and they need access to University-wide resources. Some examples of when to request this type of account are for External Service Providers, Affiliates, or Office of the Vice President of Research appointees.

Key Considerations

  • Provides access to Active Directory, Google Workspace, U Card, Virtual Private Network (VPN), and secure WiFi
  • Duo Security multi-factor authentication is required
  • HR has specific policies outlining who can have this type of account and what expiration controls are available
  • Renewed annually

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Information via UMN IT

Departments may make use of Person-of-Interest Accounts, Sponsored Accounts, and Temporary Access Cards. Learn more about the differences between these accounts and use our interactive selection guide