UMass Amherst faculty and staff can request Subsidiary OIT Accounts for:
Each Subsidiary Account comes with a separate email account, blog, UDrive, and Web site space. Subsidiary Accounts cannot be used to access the campus network via wired Ethernet or wireless.
Note: Instructors who need a separate email address, blog, UDrive or Web space for a course, can set up a Course OIT Account in SPIRE.
To request a Subsidiary OIT Account, contact the OIT Help Center through an online help request, or by calling 413-545-9400 and choosing Option 2 from the voice menu to speak with an OIT Help Center representative. The OIT Help Center office is located at A109 LGRC Lowrise, M-F, 9:00 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Once your Subsidiary Account is activated, you will be assigned a new NetID. You will need to login to SPIRE with your OIT Account NetID and password to assign your Subsidiary Account a new password. See the Manage a Subsidiary Account section below for instructions on how to access your OIT Accounts page, which lists your current accounts.
Note: Subsidiary Account usernames and passwords are different than your OIT Account NetID and password.
Use SPIRE to view a Subsidiary Account, change its password, or schedule a date to delete it.
Note: Changing your password for your Subsidiary Account does not change your main OIT Account password.
Note: Subsidiary Accounts are never de-activated. They remain active until you leave the University or choose to delete them.