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Manage My Identity

Faculty and Staff

Active Directory display name

Your display name is automatically taken from your legal name on record with Illinois Human Resources. If you would prefer a different display name, you may use one of the following methods to make a change. 

  • Request a Published/Professional Name to be added to your record (Faculty only)

  • Update your legal name

  • Specify a preferred first name

  • Request a custom display name

Instructions for these options can be found in the UIUC Tech Help Center article here: Identity Management, Active Directory, How to Change Display Name for Faculty/Staff


Specify a preferred first name

You may set a preferred first name in your My UI Info portal to display in the Active Directory. This name will replace your first name in many university systems. Changing your preferred first name will not change your legal name on record with the university. 

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Protect My Identity

Faculty and Staff

The NetID Center is the central location for managing your University of Illinois NetID password, including 2FA (Two-factor authentication).

Visit this page to manage your passwords and 2FA:

Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when an unauthorized party uses your personally identifying information to perform activities such as creating accounts, making purchases, or committing other types of fraud.

Find tips and learn ways to be aware of and help prevent your identity being targeted by criminal actors at

If you believe you are the target of identity theft, a valuable resource to help you recover is available here: