Annual Illinois Tech Network Registration

The annual network registration process took place on August 4 at 9:15 p.m.

In general, annual network authentication and registration are necessary to secure the shared technology resources of the Illinois Tech community and comply with federal regulations.

Only new devices or devices that have not operated on the Illinois Tech network in the past four months must be registered. For clarification, if the last time any of your devices (laptop, desktop, iPad, cell phone, etc.) was connected to the network was on April 1, 2017 or earlier, that specific device will be prompted for a network registration. For all other devices, there is nothing you need to do. This process eliminates the need to re-register regularly-used devices.

For devices that must be registered, the first time you use a web browser, such as Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc., you will be prompted to register your device. If you are not prompted, please type in the URL: or and follow the registration directions. (Please be sure to choose the correct email address format from the dropdown box, e.g., for students or for faculty and staff).

Additionally during the registration process, you will be asked to certify your awareness of Illinois Tech’s two policies: “Standards of Ethics and Business Conduct;” and “Acceptable Usage Policy.” All you need to do after reading the policies is to certify your understanding of them, and, if you agree to abide by them, place a checkmark in the designated boxes and click “Continue.”  You must then reboot your device to finalize the process.

If you have any questions, please contact the OTS Support Desk at or call 312.567.3375 (on campus x7DESK).