ICTS provides each member of Amrita University with a username and associated password which authenticates them for use of IT facilities,e.g.their own desktop/ laptop, email, internet access PC clusters in Departments and in the library,College Business Systems e.g. AUMS, and restricted areas of the College or Departmental webservice.
A Single Sign-On (SSO) environment is available in order to streamline the authentication process. Users are able to access AU resources by only having to authenticate once.
In order to access the Internet or the AU network and any of the ICT services available at AU - you will need a network account, consisting of a username and a password.
Only after all the necessary administrative forms have been completed, and the data has been processed in HR database, is an instruction sent to ICTS to create an account. The temporary, default password is assigned to your account which should be immediately changed after first use. Staff login account naming convention is usually firstname+lastname, e.g. Raj Menon will be RajMenon.
As soon as your application to study has been processed, you will be given a Student ID number which will be your login ID. Your default password must be changed immediately as it expires soon after first use.
Departments are responsible for creating Third Party accounts for all visiting lecturers or short-term contract staff. Heads of Departments must nominate visitors along with the type of access to which she/he is entitled. The request should be sent to ICTS to provision the required access.