Your UBNet Account

The University of Bridgeport is pleased to provide you access to its computing and information facilities, for the pursuit of supporting your educational goals.

 

University of Bridgeport - Computer Networks Acceptable Use Guidelines


Your access to the University's computing facilities and networks is granted subject to local, state, federal laws and University Judicial Code. These guidelines are designed to promote legal, ethical, and academic honesty, and encourages restraint in the consumption of shared resources. Adherence to these guidelines demonstrates respect for the laws of intellectual property, ownership of data, system security mechanisms, and for an individual's rights to privacy and freedom from intimidation, harassment, and unwarranted annoyance.

The University of Bridgeport expects you to exercise responsible, ethical behavior according to these guidelines when using its computing facilities. Access to the University Computer resources is granted as long as these guidelines are followed. By connecting and or logging on to the University computers and networks the user agrees to the terms and conditions of these Acceptable Use Guidelines as outlined below. 

Password and Accounts: 

  • You are responsible for all usage of your account. Protect your password. Do not tell it or show it to anyone, including family members, friends or acquaintances. Properly log out of the system when you finish. Your account is for your personal use only. 
  • Do not use another person's account regardless of how access to the account is obtained. 


Commercial Use of University Resources 

Your account is intended for the pursuit of your educational goals. You may not use the University of Bridgeport's computer resources to solicit sales, conduct business or advertise or sell a service. This also applies to the use of any University resources through your personal computers. 

Copyright Laws: 

  • You may not copy or attempt to modify any University-owned software, except as permitted by the University. Any receipt, transmission, use or destruction of software or data must observe US copyright laws, and license restrictions. 
  • Altering or destroying any document or file of which you are not the owner is a violation of these guidelines. 


Misuse of the Network Systems: 

  • Connecting a personal computer or device to the University-owned network and computers must be authorized by the University of Bridgeport's Information Technology Department. 
  • You may not engage in activities which damage or disrupt the hardware, software, or communications, such as virus creation and propagation and overloading the network with excessive data. 
  • You may not monopolize, misuse or waste the system resources by, for example, requesting multiple copies from printers or by playing games in the labs. 
  • You may not forge or otherwise misrepresent another's identity through any form of communication 
  • You may not attempt to circumvent protection mechanisms or exercise security procedures in any computer or network component. 
  • You may not transmit or make accessible offensive, annoying, or harassing material, such as broadcasting unsolicited messages or sending unwanted mail. 
  • You may not intentionally access or damage systems or information that is not yours, such as University records, or use any system for illegal activities. 
  • You may not use information bases, whether open or protected to derive or generate mailing lists, either for your personal use or for anyone else. 
  • The University seeks to protect the civil, personal, and property rights of those who use its computing resources as well as those whose student or employment records are maintained on its computing systems. Any unlawful attempt to access these resources is a serious offense. 


Disclaimers: 

  • The University is not responsible for any loss of data, damage to the hardware or software on your personal systems at home or in the Residential Halls. 
  • The University of Bridgeport believes in the user's rights to privacy, however, when there is sufficient evidence of wrongdoings, the University reserves the right to examine and impound any files, information or computer systems resident or attached to its networks


Conduct which involves the use of the University resources in an inappropriate manner or which violates another person's rights may result in revocation of computing usage privileges and is subject to University disciplinary action as outlined in the University's Policies and Judicial Code. Such conduct may also be subject to criminal or civil legal action.


Note: All Rules and Regulations are subject to change without prior notice. The University of Bridgeport reserves the right to make any changes as deemed necessary. 

Complaints regarding allegations of copyright infringement involving the University of Bridgeport computer network should be addressed to copyright@bridgeport.edu.

New UBNet Account


 

How to apply for an account?

UBNet accounts are now generated online. There is no need to file the paperwork. Here is how it works:

  1. You first must verify that you are eligible for an account. You will not be able to get an account if you are not eligible for it. Please see the next section below for the eligibility list.
  2. The following page will present you with our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). All current and future UBNet users must comply with it. If you have any reservations or do not accept it, you will not be able to get an account online and will have to contact the I.T. department to resolve the issue.
  3. After accepting the AUP, you will be asked for your UB ID number (That's the number on your UB ID card). If you do not know your UB ID number, please contact your Academic Advisor for information. Current employees can find their UB ID number at the top right side of their latest pay-stub. You will also be asked for your first and last name, and your birth date. All those questions will be compared to our database in order to verify your identity.
  4. Once your identity is verified, you will be given your new account information.
  5. Although you already have your information, the accounts are actually created overnight. So you'll have to be patient for the next 2 Days (48 hours).
  6. You should be able to use the account the day after you applied. If you are still denied access by that time, it's probable that something is wrong, and you should get in touch with us.

Who is eligible for a new account?

To be eligible for a new UBNet account, you must be one of the following.

  1. Currently registered Full/Part-time student of the University of Bridgeport.
  2. A special student with permission.
  3. Faculty/Staff of the University of Bridgeport.

How many accounts can I have?

Any person eligible for a UBNet account can get only ONE (1) account. There are no exceptions to this rule! 

What will I be able to do with my new UBNet account? 

With it, you will be able to access many systems that are available only to UB students.

  1. If you are a UB Applicant, you will be able to:
    1. Log in to WebAdvisor - Our Online Academic System.
    2. Maintain your account (change/reset your password etc...)
  2. If you are a UB Student, you will be able to:
    1. Login to many systems in UB like Email, MYUB portal, Machines in the Computer Labs and Library Systems.
    2. Have an email address with the University.
  3. Your account will be automatically promoted to a full UBNet account once you are transferred from an applicant to registered student status.

For Help and Instruction on how to login to the portal and how to use the portal please visit http://bridgeport.edu/myub