Creating an Onyen
Description: Click the navigation arrows to scroll through images for Creating an Onyen.   Once you have created your Onyen, most services that require an Onyen to access will be available to you immediately. There are, however, a few Onyen services that will not be available for several hours. You will need to sign up for […]
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Onyen Password Challenge-Response Questions FAQs
Description: What is the Password Challenge Response System? The Onyen Password Challenge-Response System is a service UNC provides for student, faculty and staff members who have forgotten their Onyen passwords and wish to reset them without physically coming to the IT Response Center by calling 919-962-HELP (4357) or 1-866-962-4457 (US and Puerto Rico) to verify identity […]
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Onyen and Password FAQs
Description: What is an Onyen? Onyen is the name for UNC’s campus-wide identifier that you can use to gain access to various electronic resources on campus. Although it is a word, you can think of it as an acronym for the “Only Name You’ll Ever Need.” The distinctive name is intended to prevent confusion with the […]
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Research Computing’s Non-Sensitive Research Data FTP Site for non-onyen Collaborators
Description: This document describes Research Computing's non-sensitive data ftp site.
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I just got my Onyen – when can I log in to the VPN?
Description: I just got my Onyen – when can I log in to the VPN? You should be able to log in to the VPN client as soon as you create a new Onyen.
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Onyens & Guest IDs
Description: What is an Onyen? An Onyen is a UNC-Chapel Hill campus-wide identifier that allows access to various electronic resources on campus. Onyen is an acronym for the Only Name You’ll Ever Need. To access student services, including financial aid information, a student MUST have an Onyen. Who has an Onyen? All members of the UNC-Chapel […]
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About the Onyen
Description: Table of Contents What is the Onyen? Affiliation Requirements Single Onyen Policy Research Accounts Ethical Standards ONYEN® Terms of Agreement Legal, Ethical, and University Policy Prohibitions Consequences of Misuse Additional Disk Space First_Last Email Aliases Forgotten Passwords Password Integrity Renaming an Onyen Onyens and Data Expiration Onyen Compromises More Information What is the Onyen? The […]
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How do I add or delete an Onyen for an AFS user group?
Description: For department or organization web pages, change group membership by using the form at For course web pages, change group membership by using the form at
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Do I Need to Change My Password if I Never Use My Onyen?
Description: Do I Need to Change My Password if I Never Use My Onyen? Click here for a list of sites that use the Onyen for access. If you do not use any of these services and therefore, you never use your Onyen, do not worry about the expired password. If you need access to these […]
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How long will my Onyen account stay active after I graduate?
Description: Your Onyen, along with access to your files, email, and computing services may end at any time after your affiliation with the University ends. Before you graduate, please be sure to remove or transfer any data you need to keep.
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