Accounts: Both Secondary and Pool accounts can be used to give work study employees access, which is best for my department?

What type of account your department needs depends on both what applications you are trying to access and your specific needs.

Pool accounts will allow the student to own the password and use it as if it were a primary account, which means there is less day to day overhead in managing these accounts. However, these are less secure than secondary accounts since the work study employees can log in outside of their scheduled work hours. The following applications are currently not available as Pool accounts: Document Imaging.

Secondary accounts are owned and logged into by the supervisor. This means that one account can be used by multiple work study employees over the course of the day so it is more secure. However, there is more day to day overhead in managing these accounts since we request that the owner of these accounts log usage.

Both accounts will help to ensure that normal business operations are not impacted by frequent employee turn over, since administrative accounts can take up to 2 weeks to create.

Custom Fields
  • Department: Accounts
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Accounts: How do I deactivate access for an employee changing jobs within UNH or USNH?
Viewed 806 times since Mon, Mar 7, 2016
Accounts: How do I Get Help with an IT Accounts Problem
Viewed 810 times since Tue, Feb 23, 2016
Accounts: I have an employee starting soon but I need to get them access to email and other IT resources before their start date. How can I do that?
Viewed 529 times since Fri, Feb 26, 2016
Sponsored User FAQ
Viewed 1782 times since Wed, May 13, 2015
Accounts: I am leaving the University. When will my accounts be disabled?
Viewed 556 times since Wed, Feb 24, 2016
Banner Finance Account FAQ
Viewed 1320 times since Tue, May 12, 2015
Accounts: About UNH Active Directory Accounts
Viewed 1248 times since Mon, Apr 11, 2016
WebI Account FAQ
Viewed 2116 times since Tue, May 12, 2015
I am Trying to Log into the Parent Portal and I Can’t Remember My Username or Password, What Should I Do?
Viewed 639 times since Fri, May 15, 2015