Person-of-Interest U Cards

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

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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