Requesting Accounts

Creating New Accounts

There are two types of accounts you can request through Information Services, a guest account and a resource account. A department can request a Courtesy Appointment for accounts that are outside of these two account types by working with their respective Human Resources representative.

Guest account

A guest account is a UMKC account for a single person who does not already have an existing UMKC account. This allows the person to only log on to UMKC's wireless networks and to UMKC computers.

Guest accounts do have some restrictions, including the below:

  • Cannot have a UMKC email address.
  • Do not have access to Jabber, Teams, or Canvas.
  • Restricted to 90 days from the date of creation.
  • Cannot be renewed.

Please sign-in to Cherwell (with your UMKC credentials) to submit a ticket to request a Guest account.

Resource account

A resource account is a shared account for UMKC groups, units, or departments for University-related use.

  • Can have a UMKC email address and Jabber for a $35 annual fee, with Fiscal Officer approval.
  • Valid for 1 year from the date of creation.
  • Can be renewed for additional years.

Please sign-in to Cherwell (with your UMKC credentials) to submit a ticket to request a Resource account.

Conference Accounts

Bulk requests can be submitted to create guest accounts for Summer Conferences.

Existing UMKC Accounts

For additional information regarding using your existing UMKC account with a variety of UMKC services, please refer to the individual instructional pages in the UMKC Technology Resources catalog. 

The Password Resources page includes details on logging in and managing your existing UMKC account.