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Queen's University
 

Activate Your NetID - Students and Alumni


Note: Your NetID can be activated only once. If you activated your NetID when you were a student and you need to use your NetID again as an alumnus, you do not need to activate it again. Instead, you will need to reset the password.

 

This service is for students and alumni only. Faculty and staff should contact their ITAdmin Rep to have a NetID created for them.


This process was formerly known as "GetID".


 

  1. Go to https://netid.queensu.ca
    • The Welcome to the NetID Profile Manager screen will open
    • Click the link, "Visit the NetID Account Activation page to activate one."
    screenshot illustrating step 1
  2. The NetID Account Activation screen will open.
    • Enter your Student Number
    • Enter your Date of Birth
    • Check the box beside, "I have read & accept the Queen's University Computer User Code of Ethics."
    • Click the Continue button
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  3. The Alternate Email Address screen will open
    • Enter your Alternate Email Address
    • Re-enter your Alternate Email Address
    • Click the Save & Continue button
    • Note: While it is possible to skip this step, it is highly recommended that you do not. Providing an alternate email address allows you to receive confirmation of any changes to your NetID account, including password resets using the Self-Service Password Reset Tool.  
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  4. The NetID Challenge Questions screen will open 
    • Note: These questions are for self-serve on this website only. You will NEVER be asked for your answers by email, by a person, or by telephone.
    • Answer at least three of the Challenge Questions
    • Click the Save & Continue button
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  5. The Set Publishing Options screen will open. 
    Note the contents of this screen will be different for students and alumni.
     
    • Students
      • Queen's Online Directory:
        • By default, student information is not published in Queen's Online Directory
        • If you are a student and would like your degree and/or program to be displayed, uncheck the corresponding box.
        • If you are a student and would like your Queen's email address to be displayed, uncheck the corresponding box.
      • Queen's Global Address List (GAL): 
        • The GAL is accessible only to active members of Queen's University and is not published on externally accessible webpages.
        • By default, your name and Queen's email address will be published in the Queen's GAL.
        • If you do not want your information published in the Queen's GAL, check the box beside, "I do not want my information published in the Global Address List." 
      • Click the Save & Continue button
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    • Alumni
      • Queen's Alumni Email Service:
        • You have the option to set up a Queen's alumni email address using the format, "NetID@queensu.ca"
        • Once your NetID is activated, you can also set up an email alias using "your.name@queensu.ca"
        • Check the box beside, "I would like to set up my Queen's email address now."
        • Note: Email activation my take up to 24 hours.
      • Queen's Alumni Global Address List (AGAL): 
        • The Queen's Alumni Global Address List (AGAL) is accessible only within the Queen's alumni email service.
        • The AGAL is not shared with Queen's students, faculty or staff outside the Office of Advancement.
        • The AGAL is not published on externally accessible webpages.
        • By default, your name and Queen's email address will be published in the AGAL.
        • To exclude your name and Queen's email address from the AGAL, check the box beside, "I do not want my information published in the Alumni Global Address List."
        • Note: Changes to the AGAL will be processed overnight.
      • Click the Save & Continue button
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  6. The Set Your NetID Password screen will open 
    • Enter a password
    • Re-enter your password to confirm it
    • Click the Save Password & Continue button
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  7. The Confirm Your NetID Profile Settings screen will open
    • Review the information that you have provided
    • Click the Activate NetID button
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  8. Your NetID will be activated.   
    • For Security purposes, close your browser before leaving the computer.
    • Some services will be available immediately; others will take a little longer. To find out how long it will take for services to become available, please refer to the Service Activation Schedule.




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