Functional accounts are now available!

A functional account is an account type intended for non-person accounts that are needed to accomplish various tasks, specifically those that might have been performed through less suitable account types. Examples of use cases may include the following:

  • Automated testing
  • Integrations
  • Nightly batch jobs
  • Email collectors

Functional accounts do not represent a human person, such as a contractor, staff member, or volunteer, are not interchangeable with University departments, sponsored accounts, or student organizations, and are not a type of guest account. Learn more about functional and other types of University accounts.

Request a functional account. This request form can also be used to modify functional accounts or convert existing accounts, such as departmental, sponsored, or other types, to functional accounts.

If you have any questions about functional accounts or University account types, contact the IAM team at