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Guest and Affiliate Accounts

Guest Accounts

Guest accounts are for use for a period of 7 days or less.

Request a Guest Account

Please contact the IT Security Office at to request guest accounts, and include the following information in your request:

  • Which of the following services should be included in the guest account:

    • Computer Labs
    • Wireless Network
    • NDSU Library Online Services

  • Number of accounts needed
  • Date accounts will be needed by (Note: Please allow 3 business days to process requests for guest accounts.)

NDSU Affiliate Accounts

Affiliate accounts are designed to be used for periods longer than 7 days. Accounts can be requested to be active for up to 12 months, with the option to renew them after that time period.

Manage an Affiliate Account

To manage your password and other account options:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your username and password

If you forget the password for your affiliate account and did not set up your recovery options, your NDSU sponsor can contact the IT Help Desk to request a password reset on your behalf.

Request an Affiliate Account

  1. Go to and login to your NDSU account
  2. Select Create a new affiliate group
  3. Click Submit
  4. Fill out all the information that is requested, please allow for three business days for the account to be processed

    • Affiliate Group Name
    • Justification
    • Services to assign to these affiliates:

      • wireless internet access (WLAN)
      • use computer clusters
      • use NDSU library

    • Accounts and services needed by:  (MM/DD/YYY) (At least 3 business days from now)

  5. Click Submit
  6. Fill out all the information about the guest(s) you will be giving this access to and click the Save this affiliate button after completing it for each guest
  7. When finished adding guests click Return to menu
  8. Select the Submit affiliate group requests to ITS security officer button under the affiliate group
  9. Click Submit
  10. You will receive a notification to your Inbox with a PDF attachment detailing how to get the account up and running.
Renew an Affiliate Account


1. Go to
2. Login with your NDSU Credentials
3. Go to the group that needs renewal
4. Select Renew some of affiliate group ####
5. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page
6. Select yes on each account that you want extended
7. Select the amount of time you wish to extend
8. Click Extend chosen accounts
9. Go to or Click Return to menu
10. Select Submit renewal of affiliate group #### request to ITS Security Officer
11. Click Submit at the bottom of the page


Blackboard Affiliate Account

Request a Blackboard Affiliate Account 

The Blackboard Affiliate Account request form should be filled out by the

  1. Go to the NDUS Blackboard Affiliate Request Form and login with your NDUS credentials
  2. Fill out all the information that is requested:

    • Sponsor Email Address
    • Justification
    • Affiliate First Name
    • Affiliate Last Name
    • Affiliate Email Address

  3. Click Submit

You will be notified when the account has been created and what account you will need to add to your course.

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North Dakota State University
IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
Administrative Calls Only: +1 (701) 231-7961 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
Campus address: Quentin Burdick Building 206
Physical/delivery address: 1320 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 4510 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013
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