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Address of Record
This article explains the benefits of having an Address of Record and answers frequently asked questions pertaining to it.
What is an Address of Record?
An Address of Record is a contact method that is independent of your CNetID. This can be either a personal email address (i.e., not a uchicago email address) or a cell phone number.
Why should I establish an Address of Record?
In the event that either we or you suspect that your CNetID and password/passphrase have been compromised, we will need a means of communication that is not dependent on CNetID and password/passphrase. If we used your University email address and your password/passphrase had been stolen, the communications might be intercepted.
If you have established an Address of Record, you will need to confirm changes to your password/passphrase using an authorization code sent to your Address of Record. This enhances the security of your account by preventing you from being locked out remotely.
How do I make an Address of Record?
To make an Address of Record, you must visit the Address of Record page. From that page you can view your current Addresses of Record and add or remove addresses. If adding an Address of Record, you will need to enter a verification code that will be sent to the specified address.