Computing and Networking

Accounts and Passwords

What is a GatorLink account and what do I need it for?

A GatorLink account is used to access campus systems, including myUFL, One.UF, UF wireless, and many more. Every current Student, Faculty, and Students must have a GatorLink username and password. Certain affiliate groups are also eligible for GatorLink.

To use GatorLink, you must agree to UF Acceptable Use Policies. Official university communications are sent to Students at the username@ufl.edu email address that GatorLink provides.

How do I get a GatorLink account?

Once your identity has been created with the University, eligible users should receive an invitation to create a GatorLink account to their personal email address.

To create the account, please visit https://account.it.ufl.edu/ and select ‘GatorLink Invitation: Finish Your Setup’ and follow the on-screen prompts.

If your GatorLink Invitation has expired you can have a new one sent to you https://account.it.ufl.edu/ and select ‘Resend GatorLink Invitation.’

For assistance creating your GatorLink account, please call the UF Computing Help Desk at 352-392-4357.

What do I do if my GatorLink password is expired?

From an internet-connected computer or mobile device, please visit https://account.it.ufl.edu/ and select ‘Forgot Your Password.’ Follow the on-screen prompts and you can then set a new GatorLink password.

Please note that if you set a new GatorLink password you will need to update any passwords stored in your email programs, wireless connections, etc.

For additional password help, please call the UF Computing Help Desk at 352-392-4357.

What do I do if I forgot my GatorLink password?

From an internet-connected computer or mobile device, please visit https://account.it.ufl.edu/ and select ‘Forgot Your Password.’ Follow the on-screen prompts and you can then set a new GatorLink password.

Please note that if you set a new GatorLink password you will need to update any passwords stored in your email programs, wireless connections, etc.

For additional password help, please call the UF Computing Help Desk at 352-392-4357.

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Campus Network Connections

Campus Wireless Connections

Guests

Guests of the University should use the ‘ufguest’ network. Guests will be directed to an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) which must be agreed to on first connection and then periodically thereafter.

Please see the UF Guest Wireless page for complete information regarding the network and it’s features.

Faculty, Staff, Students, and others

University users with a GatorLink account should use the ‘eduroam’ network. This network provides high-speed access to the internet and most UF technology resources; as a bonus, UF users of ‘eduroam’ will be able to seamlessly connected to wireless networks at other eduRoam partner institutions.

On most devices, connecting is as simple as connecting to the network and then logging in.

  • When asked for your ‘Username’, enter your_username@ufl.edu.
  • When asked for your ‘Password’, enter your normal GatorLink password.

If you would like assistance while connecting to the network, please contact the UF Computing Help Desk.

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Email Services

How do I check my ufl.edu email?

If you have a UF mailbox, you can check your email on the web at http://webmail.ufl.edu

  • Students will select ‘GatorCloud Email (Student Mail)’
  • Faculty, Staff, and others will select ‘UF Exchange (Faculty/Staff Mail)’

If you have questions about your email, please contact the UF Computing Help Desk.

How do I check my email on my devices?
How do I set up GatorLink email?

There are multiple ways to view your GatorLink email. One way is to visit the GatorLink Webmail site. If you would like to set up your Gatorlink email on Outlook, an iPhone, or Android phone, please visit the Help Desk Wiki for instructions.

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Learning About Computers

Where can I find training for specific software?

UFIT provides free Lynda.com access to all students, faculty, and staff. Lynda.com is UF’s online training resource partner, and has a library of more than 2,250 tutorials. These tutorials range from web development, animation, and video graphics to courses in business software and Microsoft SharePoint training. To access this free training, go to http://elearning.ufl.edu/ and click on the ‘Lynda.com’ link.

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Web Browsers

Supported Browsers For UF Websites

Please visit the UF Computing Help Desk wiki for an extensive list of supported browsers by website.

myUFL Browser Requirements

For browser settings and requirements for myUFL, please visit the UF Computing Help Desk wiki for step-by-step instructions.

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