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Network ID (NID)

When you first join the UCF community, the UCF system generates your Network ID (NID) by semi-randomly combining two letters with unique random numbers. Your NID is your unique user ID and will never be assigned to another individual. You can use your NID to sign on and access many University systems and resources such as:
  • The portal
  • The UCF_WPA2 wireless network
  • Many campus computer labs including Technology Commons and Classroom Building I
  • Applications that utilize the UCF Federated Identity single sign on service
  • The UCF Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Your NID’s primary purpose is to electronically authenticate you to UCF systems that contain your sensitive UCF related data. It is VERY important that you take precautions to protect your NID and NID password by not sharing it with anyone. Please view the 501 Password Standards located at to learn more about strong passwords at UCF. If you do not know your NID or need to reset your password, there are several steps you can take:

Please view the University Standards regarding password requirements for more information.

UCF provisions and de-provisions NID accounts based on affiliation and relationship information in source systems such as myUCF, Workday, and others.


When you first join the UCF community, the UCF system generates your UCFID (sometimes called EMPLID). Your UCFID is a unique random number that serves as your primary identification within the UCF system.  Your UCFID links your student, staff, or faculty records which contains personal information as well as grades, schedule, employment, payroll and other data. You cannot use your UCFID to sign on to any system at UCF.

Use your UCFID when identifying yourself to a UCF office who is accessing your records. For example, they may ask for your UCFID when scheduling an advising appointment, checking out a library book or when an employee is working with HR.

UCF Internet Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us.  Learn more by visiting this link: