BU Account & Resource Access

The University has streamlined the hiring process to provide a fast, easy, and consistent way for managers and HR to onboard new employees. Upon successful approval of the hire form an automated email invitation is being sent to the new employee to create their BU login name and Kerberos password. We are providing clearer email communications for new employees to enable early provisioning for faculty/staff prior to their start date.

Managers and Form Submitters will receive email notifications of account setup reminders, successful setups, account disable/de-provisioning and I-9 reminders.

Click here to view the one-page account provisioning and deprovisioning guide and click here for information regarding the deprovisioning and exit process.

Once their BU login name and Kerberos password are created, the remaining “birthright” privileges are activated. Birthright privileges are what every BU employee is entitled to regardless of organizational unit or role at the University.

Every BU employee is entitled to the following birthright privileges:

  • BUID – Short for University Identification Number, it is a unique and persistent user identifier assigned to BU faculty, staff, students, and affiliates for life.
  • BU Login and Kerberos Password – Your BU login name and Kerberos password are used to confirm your identity across most computing resources at the University.
  • Outlook/Exchange Email – The University’s Microsoft Exchange server offers comprehensive email and calendaring services to faculty and staff.
  • Wireless Network and VPN Access – The wireless network is the most convenient method of connecting to BU resources with your laptop or mobile device.
  • Microsoft Teams and Zoom– IS&T offers a rich set of real-time collaboration services, including web conferencing and online meetings, through BU’s implementation of Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
  • Access to BUworks Employee Self Service (ESS) – The online portal for employees to access their personal records, review/plan/record time, view benefits, salary statements, and update banking information. Employees do not have access to their ESS portal until their first day of work.

For more information on employee available resources please visit: www.bu.edu/tech/support