If you perform administrative functions through either a UIS GALAXY system task or through a web function such as the Business Link or Faculty/Staff Link, you need an account on the mainframe computer.


  • Boston University ID number (UID)
  • DUO

Getting Started

You can obtain a mainframe account through your Departmental Security Administrator (DSA). Your DSA will ask you for certain information, including your Boston University ID number (UID), office telephone number, supervisor's name, and unit/department code. After your account has been created, your DSA will ask you to sign an online UIS Non-Disclosure Agreement, which is a contract between you and Boston University. Please read it carefully. Failure to sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement will result in suspension of your mainframe account.