A GatorLink ID is your primary computing identity and provides you access to many UF computing resources including email, podium computers, WebCT, VPN and my.ufl.edu. Typically, you create a GatorLink ID immediately upon joining the University. GatorLink ID’s are often a primary email address, in the form of email@example.com, for UF constituents.
Like many things you will encounter at UF, your GatorLink ID is saddled with significant policies and responsibilities. You can find some of them at: www.gatorlink.ufl.edu/policy most importantly you need to realize that a GatorLink identity is exclusively tied to you. No two are alike and you should consider using it equivalent to signing your name. Do not share it; doing so could be equated to handing over a power of attorney.
The easiest way to create your GatorLink id is to navigate to my.ufl.edu and click on ‘GatorLink Account Creation.’ You will need your UFID, Last Name and Date of Birth.
If you encounter any difficulties creating or using your GatorLink ID, they are managed by the central UF Computing Help Desk and you will need to call them at at 392-HELP or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about GatorLink accounts and services are available at: help.gatorlink.ufl.edu.