Am I Required to Have a GatorLink Account at UF?
All UF faculty, staff and students are required to have a GatorLink account. The goal is to consolidate, under one username and password, the many user IDs and passwords needed to reach different campus computing services.
GatorLink is used for wireless, walk-up and other network access and for authentication to the myUFL Portal as well as many other campus web services. Access to all services requires that the person also be authorized to use that particular service.
GatorLink provides an email address, ''firstname.lastname@example.org. A mailbox, web space, etc. is also available as individual services for faculty, staff and students. The UF Business email address is required to be the GatorLink email address for students. Faculty and staff may use a departmental email service as their UF Business address. Students, faculty, and staff have the ability to forward the GatorLink email to external email services, but it may be advised against for security purposes depending on the department.