Special Accounts

What Is It?

Service or Admin accounts that are outside the scope of primary accounts or secondary email accounts. The admin account can be used for administrator type security elevated purposes within your OU in UIC’s Active Directory environment.  Account creation will be automated and will be reviewed by the Technology Solutions’ EAS team for any naming abuse or incorrect naming conventions.  Accounts that are incorrectly named or abusive will be renamed or deleted.


Service Account naming convention

  • sa-DEPT-Service/Function
  • Example: sa-CC-AccountRequestor

Administrator Account naming convention

  • su-NetID
  • Example: su-HarryPotter

After your accounts are created you can add that account to the appropriate group in Active Directory and assign resource permissions to that group.  Please use the following naming conventions for groups within your OU to prevent any naming conflicts within the directory:

  • Domain Local: DL-Dept-Function
  • Global Group: GG-Dept-Function
  • Universal Group: UG-Dept-Function


  • A user account cannot consist solely of periods, or spaces, or end in a period. Any leading periods or spaces are cropped. User accounts should less than 64 characters
  • A group account cannot consist solely of numbers, periods (.), or spaces. Any leading periods or spaces are cropped. Group accounts should be less than 64 characters.

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Request Special Account button located on this page.

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University; there are no direct costs to clients.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.


Request Special Account


Service ID: 455
Mon 12/21/20 7:38 PM
Wed 5/5/21 9:29 AM
Service Review Date
Date of the most recent review of this service.