Identities and Access

About Your Western Identity

Your Western Identity is your key to central services at Western and consists of your User ID and Password.  This identity is assigned to you upon application to Western as a student or when you become an active employee of the university and cannot be changed.  Your Western Identity is used as a central authentication source, granting you access to a wide variety of services, such as:

In order to use your identity you must activate your Western Identity


At Western all students, student applicants, faculty and staff members are provided with a Western Identity.

Protect your Western Identity

Western Technology Services encourages everyone ot protect their Western Identity.  Never share your password with anyone.  Find out more about passwords.

Identity Lifecycle

Your Western Identity remains available to you as long as you are an active member of the university community. 

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