Guest Access to Online Services

University departments who are hosting short-term guests who need access to Baylor resources requiring a login (i.e., lab computers, printing services) are now able to arrange for those guests to have a temporary BearID. All accounts issued provide basic access to public computers on campus; additional access levels are available on a limited basis due to licensing and other restrictions. (If the guest only requires Internet access, they can request sponsored wireless access using BU-GUEST and do not need a temporary BearID.)


Guests require sponsorship from a campus department. The sponsor should be the same person serving as the primary contact for the guest while he or she is on campus.

Getting a temporary BearID

Departments wishing to arrange a temporary BearID for guests should ensure that the following steps are completed at least two weeks before the account is needed:

  1. The sponsor for a guest will log on to the Account Request and Approval page (bearid).
  2. Click on the Requests tab
  3. Click on Request Access
  4. Click the Request Guest Access button, (Default time is 2 weeks. This can be increased or decreased as needed).
  5. Set the User Type to "Guest"
  6. Complete the form
  7. The approval for this account will be emailed to the sponsor's supervisor and upon approval, the account will be provisioned
  8. The supervisor of the sponsor, unless they are the supervisor, will get an email with the user id and authorization code for the guest to create their password
  9. The sponsor will give the guest these instructions for Guest Account Activation.

Reviewed October 12, 2018