The SFU userid
The SFU userid (SFU Computing ID) is used for authentication and in many other ways. Everyone in SFU has an SFU userid.
it contains letters and digits only.
it does NOT contain any other characters.
it has maximum length of 8.
many people confuse the SFU userid and the SFU email alias.
some people confuse the SFU userid and the SFU ID, and the SFU email address.
it doesn't help that SFU userid is called different things in various SFU documentation.
Here, we try to clarify these terms.
|What it's called...||What it looks like...||What it's used for...|
(exactly 9 digits)
|For identity, grades.
Not shared widely.
Used for login by applicants, not students.
(up to 8 letters & digits)
|For login, along with your password.
It's a unique string identifies you in SFU.
Used in your SFU email address.
You could be asked to use it in an assignment filename.
Login at https://www.sfu.ca/sfuds to see it, at the top of the page.
(userid + "@sfu.ca")
|For email communication.
Used by SFU, instructors, fellow students.
Only letters and digits in front of "@sfu.ca" in your SFU email address.
No "_" (underscores) in your SFU email address.
No "." (dots) in your SFU email address.
You also get an email alias, an alternate email, constructed from your names.