Managers, faculty, program coordinators, and other employees can request a sponsored guest account which provides access to Davidson resources to individuals not employeed by the college. Vendors, contractors, volunteers, visitors, and auditors are examples of sponsored guest accounts. Current students and students who are transitioning to alumni may have short term employment, summer research, or other non-standard employment (grant-funded). Sponsored accounts can also be used for this purpose with no impact on the student's Davidson College network account, making it easier to transition as roles change. This article summarizes the process to request and manage sponsored guest accounts.
RapidIdentity is the access and identity management application used to manage accounts. The sponsored guest account module allows a sponsor to efficiently manage user accounts for contractors, consultants, vendors, volunteers, and others who require certain system access on a temporary basis but are not active employees of the college.
To request a sponsored guest account, email T&I at email@example.com and include the following information:
- Sponsor, if someone other than the requestor.
A sponsor is a Davidson employee responsible for managing the sponsored guest account.
- First and last name of the sponsored guest
- Company name, if applicable (vendors and contractors)
- Start Date
- End Date
Once you have submitted the information, T&I will create the sponsored guest account. The sponsor will receive an email from the RapidIdentity portal with account credential information which can be shared with the sponsored guest.
Sponsors are expected to manage guest accounts as needs change. If a sponsored guest account is no longer needed, sponsors can expire (end access) or, if they need a little more time, sponsors can certify (extend access). The article provides instructions to expire or certify sponsored guest accounts. Managing Sponsored Guest Accounts - Sponsor Instructions