Skip to the content

Kansas State University

IT Help Desk
Kansas State University
214 Hale Library
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7722
800-865-6143 (toll-free)
helpdesk@k-state.edu
Facebook Twitter

Registering for an eID

All K-State employees, students and those needing access to university computing systems are required to have an eID. Additionally, undergraduate students applying for the fall 2013 semester or later will be required to have an eID to submit an application.

Your eID is your K-State user name and is used to access saved applications, enroll in classes, accept financial aid, sign in to K-State e-mail, view online paychecks, and much more. You must be 13 or older to register.

If you attended as a student or were employed with K-State after Fall 2002, you should already have an eID and you should not register for another one. Please contact the IT Help Desk to reactivate your old eID and associate it with your new student status at K-State.

  1. Go to eProfile and click the Register now! link.
  2. Enter your First name, Last name, and Date of birth. Admitted students are required to enter their WID (Wildcat ID) and employees are required to enter their SSN (Social Security Number). This matches your K-State records with your eID once created. Students registering for an eID as part of the undergraduate application process will not be asked for a WID or SSN. Click the Continue button after you have entered your information.

    Note: If you provide an email address, you will receive an email confirming your newly registered eID.

  3. The next step in registering for your eID depends on if you entered a WID or SSN and if it matches your K-State records.
    • If your WID or SSN matches your K-State records, then you will either be allowed to choose your eID or be prompted to contact the IT Help Desk, as you may already have an eID. You should not register for another eID if you currently have an eID or had one previously. If you are registering for a group eID, you should continue with the eID registration process and do not need to contact the IT Help Desk.

    • If you did not enter WID or SSN or if the WID or SSN you entered does not match K-State records, you will be prompted to provide additional information about yourself.

      Note for new employees: If your WID or SSN does not match K-State records because your employment paperwork is not fully processed yet and you need access to K-State email or other university resources, finish registering for an eID and then contact your department's personnel specialist to be granted preliminary employee privileges.

  4. On the Choose your eID page, you can choose one of the generated eIDs or choose Custom choice and type your own eID. Your eID must be 3-20 characters, start with a letter, be lower case, and must not contain special characters. Click the Continue button after you have selected or entered an eID.
    Choose your eID

  5. On the Choose your password page, enter your eID password in the Password and Confirm password boxes. To ensure your password meets K-State security requirements, we recommend that you review the password requirements or the password frequently asked questions. You can also have K-State eProfile generate a password for you.
    Choose your eID
  6. Review your information. If it is incorrect, click the Cancel button and start over. If correct, click the Register my eID button.
  7. Your eID is now registered! Your access to K-State information technology resources depends on your affiliation as a student, employee or visitor.