Introduction to GuestReg
The GuestReg program provides UConn network access to UConn guests.
Without such access, guests will not be able to use the University's public workstations,
nor connect their wireless devices to the University's wireless network.
Any faculty or staff can use the GuestReg program to
grant network access to guests.
Typical situations would be a faculty or staff hosting a guest collaborator,
or a conference administrator providing network access for conference attendees,
or a receptionist granting network access to a walk-in visitor.
Such visits are termed events. Events are limited to a specific date range.
The guest registration process consists of two steps,
or sometimes three.
the faculty or staff would log
into the GuestReg program
(with their NetID),
and for each guest they
would enter the guest's email address.
If the guest has no email address,
then they must be handled as a walk-in guest.
This will be explained separately.
In addition to the guest's email address,
the guest's name and address must be recorded.
This can be done during this first step by the faculty/staff,
or in the second step by the guest.
if the guest supplies the name and address,
then a third step will be required of the faculty/staff to approve the entered information.
After the faculty/staff enters the guest's email address (and optional name and address), GuestReg emails the guest a special link.
In the second step,
the guest follows the emailed link back to the GuestReg web site.
There, the guest must confirm their registration,
and supply their name and/or address if necessary.
The guest will also choose their UConn network password.
together with their email address,
identifies the guest to the UConn network during their visit,
and only during their visit.
Guests will not be granted access at other times.
If the guest's name and/or address needs faculty/staff approval, then the faculty/staff
must review the guest's information.
If there is a problem with the information,
the guest should be contacted.
If the guest needs to re-register,
the faculty/guest can send a second email from GuestReg.
GuestReg can assign one or more delegated admins to help them
manage some or all of the tasks of guest registration.
For each delegated admin,
one can control which events the delegated admins are allowed to manage,
and what functions they are allowed to perform.
Although students cannot create events, students can serve as delegated admins.
Walk-ins are guests who have not pre-registered for UConn network access.
To obtain access, these guests must visit one of several ID centers on any of the UConn campuses, and register to obtain access to UConn network. A list of ID centers can be found here.