UWin Friend Account

What is a Friend Account?

A Friend account is a University of Windsor guest computing account. It allows someone who does not have a UWin ID and password to authenticate to the University of Windsor computing environment - to log in to the computing environment and be identified. It does not, however, automatically authorize that person to use any services.

There are two steps in the process that a non-University person must follow to gain access to a particular University of Windsor computing service.

For example, a student from a university other than University of Windsor who wants to access Blackboard must first activate a Friend account and then be authorized by the Blackboard instructor or site organizer to access the relevant data. To use any other Friend-enabled service, you need authorization from the provider of that service.