Requesting a shared account


About shared accounts and how to request them


  • Faculty
  • Staff


A shared account allows several K-Staters, such as a college or department staff, to share a single K-State email account, which includes email, calendar, contacts, and more. Advantages of shared accounts include:

  • No password to remember. Users sign in with their own eID and password.
  • Only those designated by the account owner can access the account.
  • Usage information about shared accounts is identifiable and traceable, meaning email administrators can see that a particular eID was used to send messages via the shared account.

Note: Shared accounts cannot access other K-State resources such as K-State Canvas or Qualtrics. However, you won't lose your previously created surveys using a group account. See Convert to a shared account from a group eID for more information. If you need a shared account to access other resources, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Get a shared account.

To get a shared account, faculty and staff (non-student employees) must submit the Shared account request form (eID sign-in required).

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