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Special BlueNet Accounts (Vendors/Volunteers/Unpaid or Guests)

Faculty and Staff may sponsor special BlueNet accounts for these purposes:

  • Vendors, Volunteers, Unpaid employees - people in this category are doing university-related work, but are not in our Banner system as paid employees. They need to agree to the CSCU IT-001 Acceptable Use Policy and will be issued a BlueNet account that begins with "ven_", and will include an email address and file storage space if requested. A full-time faculty or staff member must request the account, is considered the sponsor, and is responsible for ensuring the account is used according to our policies and procedures. Accounts in this category will expire on August 1st of each year unless an earlier date is specified, and may be renewed yearly.
  • Guests - people in this category are guests for a conference, special event or class. Faculty and staff may sponsor a guest account and are responsible for ensuring it is used according to our policies and procedures. The account is only to be used while the guest is on campus and will not include an email address or file storage space. Guest accounts have an expiration date not to exceed 90 days from the date requested. If the guest account for is for a conference or special event, muliple people may use the same account username/password (for example, to log into the instructor workstations or student computers). 

How to Access:

The faculty/staff sponsor will receive an email from CCSU Accounts Management when the special BlueNet account has been created. The email will contain account details. 

How to Request:

Vendor, Volunteer, Unpaid Employee Account:

  1. Direct the vendor, volunteer or unpaid employee to review and sign the IT-001 Acceptable Use Policy, then email a PDF copy of the signed form to you as the sponsor (they may digitally sign using Adobe Acrobat or print the form, sign it, and scan it back to PDF). Paper copies of the form will not be accepted. Account requests will not be accepted without the signed policy document atttached. 
  2. As the sponsor, complete and submit the Vendor/Unpaid Employee Account Request form. You will be prompted to sign in with your BlueNet username and password (you may need to prefix your username with ccsu_comp_srv\) which is considered your signature on the form. You will attach the signed IT-001 Acceptable Use Policy to your request. Account requests will not be accepted without the signed policy document attached. 
  3. You will receive an email from techsupport@ccsu.edu with the request ticket number. You will receive an email from CCSU Accounts Management when the account is ready for use. 

Guest Account:

  1. As the sponsor, complete and submit the Guest Account Request form. You will be prompted to sign in with your BlueNet username and password (you may need to prefix your username with ccsu_comp_srv\) which is considered your signature on the form. By submitting the request, you are agreeing to the IT-001 Acceptable Use Policy on behalf of your guest. You do not need to attach a copy of the policy to the request. 
  2. You will receive an email from techsupport@ccsu.edu with the request ticket number. You will receive an email from CCSU Accounts Management when the account is ready for use. If the guest account for is for a conference or special event, muliple people may use the same account username/password (for example, to log into the instructor workstations or student computers). 

Service Availability:

24/7

Additional Information:

  • For vendor, volunteer, and unpaid employee accounts It is highly recommended that they complete the Vendor Account Verification form linked in the email you receive with their account information. This allows them to call the IT Help Desk for assistance with their account should they need their passwsord reset; otherwise any requests for account assistance would need to go through you as the sponsor and may delay access to the account. 
  • Guest accounts for a conference or special event may be used by multiple people. Provide the username/password to the guests (for example, to log into the instructor workstations or student computers). 
  • A BlueNet account is not needed for guests to use the ccsu-guest wireless network. Guests may register for the ccsu-guest wireless network themselves using their mobile device (phone, tablet, computer). If you would like to pre-register guests for the ccsu-guest wireless network, you may do so using the Guest Sponsor Portal. For more information on guest wireless accounts, see https://www.ccsu.edu/it/itservices/guestaccess.html