What is a GatorLink account and what do I need it for?
GatorLink is the credential used for access to most campus systems, including myUFL, wireless and local networks. Every current student, faculty and employee 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.
GatorLink provides an firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address for certain affiliations, such as faculty, staff, and students. Official university communications are sent to students at this email address. Faculty, employees, and students may use this mailbox or may elect to forward mail sent to this address to a different service. Services offered to all current faculty, staff, and students include the mailbox, web space, and charged services.
How do I get a GatorLink account?
UF students, faculty, and staff should get a GatorLink computer account. GatorLink offers free baseline services, including a mailbox or email forwarding, plaza web space and campus lab access. A GatorLink brochure is available in HUB 132.
You can create your account online at login.ufl.edu by clicking on "GatorLink Account Creation" or in person at HUB 132.
Other computer accounts may be available to you. Visit our Help Desk wiki for more information.
If your password is simply expired but you remember it, you can visit https://login.ufl.edu and click "Change your password". Once here, a screen will appear that will have you enter your 8-digit UFID number. You will then be directed to a page that should allow you to change your password on your own.
What do I do if I forgot my GatorLink password?
If you forget your password, but you had previously set up a password hint, you may press on the "Forgot your Password" link at https://login.ufl.edu.
If you did not set up a password hint previously, simply call the UF Computing Help Desk at (352)392-HELP (4357) for further assistance.
UF offers a wireless network for users throughout campus. Most new mobile devices—laptops, tablets and phones—will automatically detect if a wireless network is in range.
Note: There is no pre-shared key. If your device asks for a preshared key (PSK) please use 802.1 option.
When accessing the UF wireless network for the first time, users must connect through the ”ufinfo” wireless connection option. Users will only have access to internet pages that allow for configuration of their device. Once the device is in compliance with network security measures, additional wireless connections and internet access becomes available.
For detailed instructions on how to connect, please visit the UF Computing Help Desk wiki.
UFIT provides lynda.com access to all students, faculty, and staff. Lynda.com is an online training resource partner of UF. lynda.com's online training library has over 1,100 courses, ranging from Web development, animation, and video graphics to courses in business software and Microsoft SharePoint training.
To access this training, go to http://www.it.ufl.edu/training/ and click on the lynda.com logo for free access.