Network Guest Access

Scope

The scope of this policy covers the security of University electronic information and the infrastructure upon which this information is processed, transmitted or stored and the access of these resources over the University network by guests of the University.

Foundation / Philosophy Statement

The University may need to grant network and information system access to guests for legitimate reasons. In such cases, proper management of this guest access should be used in order to maintain the security of University systems and information.

Statement of Policy

As a convenience to University guests and others having legitimate, professional affiliations with the University, UW-Whitewater allows approved individuals to receive guest access to UW-Whitewater information systems and receive guest Net-ID accounts. Guest Net-ID accounts serve the purpose of allowing approved individuals access to certain University network resources for a limited period of time. Net-ID guest access will be limited to individuals who need information systems access in support of instruction, research, or administration.

Guests are subject to the same policies and procedures governing access to information technology resources as other UW-Whitewater faculty, staff, and students. To be granted guest access, an individual must be sponsored by a faculty or administrative employee of UW-Whitewater and must read, agree to, and abide by the UW-Whitewater Network Usage Policy.

Requestors are responsible for ensuring that guests know the laws and procedures governing access to information technology resources at UW-Whitewater.

ICIT Responsibilities

ICIT is responsible for managing guest network access to University systems and data. ICIT develops policies, procedures and guidelines which manage guest network access to University systems and data.