About shared accounts


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.


  • Faculty
  • Staff


Advantages of shared accounts include:

  • No password to remember. Users sign in with their own eID and password.
  • Only those who have been designated by the account owner can access the account.
  • Usage information about shared accounts is identifiable and traceable, meaning email administrators are able to 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 surveys that were previously created using a group account.

See Converting 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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