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Obtaining a CNetID
This article explains how to obtain a CNetID and associated account services.
If you are a currently registered student, staff member, or faculty member at the University of Chicago, you can establish a CNetID and related account services with IT Services by going to the CNetID Overview page and selecting the "Create your CNetID and Password" link.
During this process you will create a CNetID and create a CNet password or passphrase to use with your CNetID. Your CNet account will give you access to a number of University services: for example, you will get an @uchicago.edu email address, authentication credentials for the web proxy servers and the wireless network, and a number of additional services.
In order to be eligible for an account, you must be a current student, staff, or faculty of the University. If you are unable to register for an account but should be eligible, talk to the Registrar (if you are a student) or your Human Resources department (if you are staff or faculty).