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GatorLink

Last modified at 11/23/2016 3:27 PM by Cashen,Brian A
About GatorLink

GatorLink is a individual's computer identity at the University of Florida. Every applicant, student, faculty and staff member is expected to have a GatorLink ID.
Most campus web-based services require a GatorLink signon. Examples are myUFL, Student Self Service, E-Learning, computer lab and network connections, print services, online training and the download of university-licensed software.

A GatorLink account provides a username@ufl.edu e-mail address. Official university communications are sent to students at this email address. Mail directed to the GatorLink address should be directed to an active email service.


Eligibility
Currently employed faculty and staff, enrolled students and certain affiliate groups including the UF Athletic Association, Shands employees and UF Foundation are eligible for GatorLink accounts. Affiliates (includes applicants) do not get a free mailbox, charged dialup service or free web space and may qualify to use web-based systems that authenticate using GatorLink username and password. Refer to the Current Account Eligibility and Expiration Practices for more information.

Requirements for Use

To use GatorLink, you must agree to abide by the policies stated in the Policies for Use of GatorLink and in the UF Acceptable Use Policy.

Your GatorLink Username
When you create your GatorLink account, you will need to choose a username. This will be your name on the Internet as well as the first part of your email address. It is not your password. We recommend that you choose a username appropriate for both personal and professional use.

Your GatorLink Password
You will also need to specify a password. Your password should be something only you know.  No UF service will ever ask you for your password, so do not provide it or share it with anyone.

The password must be a minimum of 8-9 characters, depending on your password policy level, and cannot contain a word. It must contain 3 of the following 4 characters: upper case, lower case, symbols and numbers. See allowed symbols and Tips for Creating and Protecting Your Password.

Password Policy Level

You are assigned one of five password policy levels (P1-P5) that determines how often you must change your password, its length and other other requirements. To see your policy level, signon to myUFL, click My Account, then Change My Password. The first screen will display your policy level. You can also view the specifics of the GatorLink Password Policy.

Password Expiration

You password will expire within a year, 6 months or 3 months, depending on your password policy. As a reminder, you will be notified via email before your password expires. When your password expires, GatorLink authentication and email stop working until you change your password.

How to Create Your Account
Online - Navigate to account.it.ufl.edu and click on 'GatorLink Invitation Finish Your Setup ' to create your account.
In person - The UF Computing Help Desk in HUB 132 can help you create your GatorLink ID. Please bring your UF Gator 1 card.