Managing my Non-Person Accounts

Managing Non-Person Accounts (NPAs) will mainly be done in Western Identity Manager. Below are instructions for common account management tasks.

Non-Person Account Life Cycle

See below for a diagram.

Stage 1 - Account is requested. Western Identity Manager form is properly filled out and an email is automatically sent to the ITS Computer Accounts Office to begin the approval process. More info on requesting an account.

Stage 2 - Approval process. The ITS Computer Accounts Office will validate the request for such things as; is the requestor allowed to own a Non-Person account, or are there alternative solutions that would better serve the request? (mailing lists, etc.)

Stage 3 - Creation of account. If approval process is successful, ITS Computer Accounts Office will create the account and notify both the owner as well as the owner's department contact of the new account.

Stage 4 - Not activated status. The account is not currently useful, waiting to be activated. All services are disabled.

Stage 5 - Activation of the account. Activation is completed using Western Identity Manager. More info on activating an account.

Stage 6 - Active status. The account is in a useful state. The account will remain this way until the end of day on the expiry date. The account may be renewed any time during active or expired status. More info on renewing an account.

Stage 7 - First notice of expiry. An initial warning of an upcoming expiry is sent to the owner of the account. The account may be renewed any time during active or expired status. More info on renewing an account.

Stage 8 - Second notice of  expiry. A secondary warning of an upcoming expiry is sent to the owner of the account as well as the owner's departmental contact. The account may be renewed any time during active or expired status. More info on renewing an account.

Stage 9 - Expiration. The account is expired automatically at the end of day on the expiration date. The account is no longer useful. All services are disabled. The account may be renewed any time during active or expired status. More info on renewing an account.

Stage 10 - Expired status. The account is not currently useful. All services are disabled. The account may be renewed any time during active or expired status. More info on renewing an account.

Stage 11 - No longer accessible. The account is no longer accessible to the owner or secondary contact.

Non-Person account life cycle


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