QED supports guest accounts. These are intended to allow sponsors to authorize individuals who do not have a Princeton netid to access one or more specific folders that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Currently, a guest account is defined to be one which has the form of an email address, e.g. email@example.com, that is, it has an embedded "@" character.
In addition to the access rights of an anonymous user, a guest as defined here has the following privileges:
- The ability to adjust settings in my preferences.
- The ability to edit his or her own home page (e.g. User:Smith@jamestown.edu), the subpages thereof, and the corresponding discussion pages.
- The ability to read pages in each folder in the Course:, Princeton:, and/or Project: namespaces for which explicit permission to do so has been granted.
- The ability to edit pages in each folder for which explicit permission to do so has been granted.
- The ability to view pages that have been made inaccessible to anonymous users using the "Restricted:Princeton" flag.
Notes for Folder Administrators
The full guest id in canonical form should be added to the read: or edit: page as required. In practice, this means capitalizing the first letter, but none others, e.g. Smith@jamestown.edu
To grant access to all Princeton netids, add @princeton.edu to the access control list.
New Guest Accounts
Faculty and staff can create a new guest account by following these instructions.
To request a new guest account, please contact a faculty or staff member, or send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, giving the full name and email address of the guest. Unless you request otherwise, we will notify the guest when the account has been created.