Guest Accounts

Introduction

Temporary accounts are available to provide access to select internal systems, including the guest wireless network SU-guest and the Internet. This page contains information on the different temporary account types and the resources they can access. 

  • Connect to SU-guest

What Types of Guest Accounts are Available?

Guest - Provides access to select internal systems including classroom podium computers, Lab computers, the guest wireless network SU-guest, and the Internet.    

Wireless Internet Only - Commonly used for event attendees that only need wireless access to the Internet.

Vendor - Commonly used for contractors. Provides access to select internal systems, select department-specific systems, guest wireless, and VPN.

The table below indicates what resources can be accessed by each account type. 

 Access by Account TypeAuthentication Type
Resource To Be Accessed

Guest

(g-)

Wireless Internet

(m-)

Vendor

(v-)

Resource Requires Valid Login IDResource Requires Login at Web Portal*
Classroom podium computer, includes internet access Yes No No Yes No
ITS Lab computer, includes internet access Yes No No Yes No
Internet via SU-guest (from any wifi location except Douglas Apartments) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internet via SU-guest: Sub-letters of Douglas Apartments Not allowed per security policy Not allowed per security policy Not allowed per security policy Not Applicable Not Applicable
Internet only from wired connection Yes  Yes Yes No No
Select internal SeattleU services from wired connection (non-ResHall) Yes  No Yes No No
Select internal SeattleU services from wired connection (ResHall) Yes  No Yes Yes Yes
 SU-guest access to select internal systems (from any wifi location) No No Yes Yes Yes
SU-guest access to other SU-guest devices Not allowed per security policy  Not allowed per security policy  Not allowed per security policy  Not Applicable  Not Applicable 
Virtual desktops at desktop.seattleu.edu (from any wired or wifi location)  Yes  No No Yes No
Select internal systems via VPN (special restrictions apply) No  No Yes Yes No
Printing to Managed Print Services (MPS) network printers from any wired location (requires account setup by Reprographics)  Yes  No No Yes Yes
Printing to Managed Print Services (MPS) network printers from SU-guest (requires account setup by Reprographics)  No  No No Yes Yes
Printing to event-specific client-provided network printers (any location, print host and print drivers to be configured by customer)  Not Applicable Not Applicable  Not Applicable No No
        *Web Portal is the authentication page for SU-guest wifi. Successful authentication is required for internet access.


What is the Life Span of a Guest Account?

Guest and Wireless Internet: default is 7 days, max is 30 days.

Vendor: default is 7 days, max is 180 days.

How are Guest Accounts Requested?

A SeattleU staff or faculty member must request and sponsor the Guest account.  Submit an email to helpdesk@seattleu.edu with the guest's full name, dates they will be on campus and the sponsor's email address. 

What are my Responsibilities when using a Guest Account?

Users must change the password before using the account.  Go to pwreset.seattleu.edu/ to change the password.

Users must follow and abide by the Computer Acceptable Use Policy published at https://www.seattleu.edu/policies/.

Using SU-guest

Users are encouraged to review the supporting web page Connecting to SU-guest for information on connecting to SU-guest and authenticating.  

Need Help?

Service Desk Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7am-7pm
Weekends: Closed 

Contact the Service Desk:
206-296-5571 
servicedesk@seattleu.edu