Guest SUNet Account

About Guest Accounts

With a Stanford Guest Account and permission of the page owner, you can view specific Stanford web pages that normally require Stanford-affiliated SUNet identification. You can also view and interact with some web-authenticated department, individual, and group pages.

Request a Guest Account.

How do I invite someone to create a Guest Account?

Create a Guest Account Invitation. Please visit the Guest Accounts page for full instructions and prerequisites for using the system before proceeding.

How do I request a Guest Account?

A Stanford Guest Account allows you to view specific Stanford web pages that normally require Stanford-Affiliated SUNet identification.

Request your Guest Account online.

When you request a Guest Account, you will receive an email invitation to create an account.

How is a Guest Account different from a SUNet ID?

With a Guest Account, someone with a non-Stanford email account can be given access to specific pages on the Stanford domain. A SUNet ID permits a broader level of access to Stanford restricted pages, but may still require obtaining access to specific pages. EXAMPLE: Someone with a SUNet ID is automatically granted access to many library materials, but might not have access to certain internal pages. Someone with a Guest Account would not have automatic access to library materials.

I'm having a problem with my Guest Account

The most common problem is clicking on the link in the Guest Account invitation email and getting a page other than the Create Guest Account page. If you're not redirected to the Create Guest Account page, copy the link in the email message and paste it into the address bar of your web browser.

My Guest Account username and password won't work.

Username: Your username for your Guest Account is your entire email address. For example, someone@sciences.mit.edu. The username is the entire address, not just the first section before the @ symbol.

Why must I give you my email address when I set up my Guest Account?

Your Stanford Guest Account is based on your email address. This is what you will use to log in to the Guest Accounts system and what will give you access to specific Web resources at Stanford. You can use any email address, but you must be able to receive email at that account to verify your information.

What is a Guest Account? Why would I want one?

With a Stanford Guest Account and permission of the page owner, you can view specific Stanford web pages that normally require Stanford-affiliated SUNet identification. You can also view and interact with some web-authenticated department, individual, and group pages.

Request a Guest Account.

How do I sign up for a Guest Account?

When you request a Guest Account, or a Stanford Affiliate creates an invitation, you will receive an email invitation to create an account.

Click the link in the email invitation. If you are not redirected to the Create Guest Account page, copy the link in the email message and paste it into the address bar of your web browser.

I have a Guest Account, but I can't view a page I'm supposed to be able to see.

If you have created your Guest Account and are unable to access the page(s) you expected, contact the person who was supposed to grant your access to the specific resources at Stanford.

If you still cannot view the pages, please file a HelpSU request or call the Stanford IT Help Desk at 5-HELP, or 650-725-4357 from off campus.