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 it, click here to find out more.


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

Protect your Western Identity

Information Technology Services encourages everyone to protect their Western Identity. Never share your password with anyone. Click here to 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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