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FSU Network Accounts (Usernames & Passwords)

The network account is the core of computing access at FSU. It gives managed and secure access to the campus network and FSU computing resources. All employees and students are given a network account when they are employed or enrolled. The Human Resources Office initiates requests for employee network accounts while requests for student accounts are automatically generated by the student information system (PAWS).

The FSU network account consists of an FSU username and password. You must use your FSU username and password to log in to any computer attached to the University's network, including all academic lab computers. Access to most University computing systems & services, including e-mail, Blackboard, web servers, network storage system, PAWS and the student network registration system (Campus Manager), is controlled through your network account as well.

Your Network Username & Password

When your network account is created you will be assigned a unique FSU username and password.

Username The default format for an FSU username is as follows:

Student: First Initial , middle initial, last name, followed by zero
(Ex. student Joseph M. Smoe would be jmsmoe0)

First Initial , middle initial, last name
(Ex. employee Joseph M. Smoe would be jmsmoe)

To determine your username, visit the 'Find My Username' utility

You will be required to setup a password and security questions before using our online services.  Please visit to manage your password.

Please contact the FSU Help Desk if you encounter any problems managing your password. 

Network Access from Off-campus

FSU supports VPN functionality to allow faculty & staff to connect to the FSU network from off-campus locations. View details and instructions about this service. (PDF)