Accounts: LSU Overview

Please Note: Impending LSU Mail and myLSU Synchronization

Currently, the LSU community maintains both LSU Mail and myLSU credentials

  • LSU Mail is used to authenticate into Office 365 services like Outlook and Skype for Business.
  • myLSU credentials are used to authenticate into on-premises services like desktops, lab equipment, and myLSU. 

However, LSU ITS is synchronizing the two accounts so that users will only have to maintain one set of credentials - their myLSU credentials. Please read below for more information regarding the upcoming changes to myLSU and LSUMail:

  • Your department will adapt this change sometime between September and December of 2018
  • After your departmental synchronization you will be prompted to re-authenticate into services currently authenticated via LSU Mail credentials (e.g. Outlook, Skype for Business, Outlook on mobile phones, etc.)
  • Secondary accounts will also be impacted.
    • If the secondary account is used only to access a mailbox, note that the account will still take the myLSU credentials.
    • You may wish to prepare for this change by verifying you still have access to the secondary account's myLSU credentials

Web Accounts & Eligibility Information

1.  myLSU Account / myLSU ID  (myLSU ID: LSU Overview)

The myLSU Account (myLSU ID) is used to grant secure access to many of LSU's online resources including the myLSU Portal,  Computer Labs,  Secure Wireless (eduroam),  Moodle, and TigerWare.

Available To:   LSU Faculty, Staff, Students, and Applicants for Admission.

  • LSU Faculty & Staff: you will receive a myLSU ID from your Human Resources Administrator in your department of employment.
  • LSU Students & Applicants: you will receive a myLSU ID as part of the LSU admissions process for LSU Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies, the Law Center, or Veterinary Medicine - Baton Rouge, Main Campus.  (For Applicants:  The LSU Applications must be RECEIVED & the Application Fee must be PAID before a myLSU ID is created.)

2.  myPROXY Account  (myPROXY Accounts: LSU Overview)

The myPROXY Account allows "proxy" access, only upon the student's approval, to LSU Student Information using the myPROXY Portal. Viewable information includes Fee BillsFinal Grades, and Personal Schedules. (View the complete list, with additional details.) See more information at myPROXY Portal: LSU Overview

  • STUDENT ACTION IS REQUIRED! - A Student MUST grant permission before this feature can be used.    

Available To:  A Parent of an LSU Student, A Student Sponsor, and Anyone who is Granted Access (by the student) to view LSU Student Information.  

3.  Guest Account  (Guest Accounts: LSU Overview)

Guest Account is created by request for visitors to the LSU campus who need secure access to lsuguest wireless & Resources on the LSU Network.

Available To:  Guests visiting the LSU Campus.

4. High Performance Computing (HPC) Account   (High Performance Computing (HPC): LSU Overview)

An HPC Account is created by request and used to access the HPC Systems Tezpur, Pelican, Philip, and Pandora.  All accounts require a valid LSU email address & LSU affiliated sponsor. 

Available To:  LSU Faculty, Staff, and Students.

5.  Mainframe (LSUMVS) Account  (Mainframe: LSU Overview)

The Mainframe Account allows access to the LSU Mainframe. 

Available To:  LSU Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students with Mainframe Access.

6.  LSU Web Account  (StudioWeb: LSU Overview)

A Web Account is associated with the RETIRED StudioWeb web sites.  No new LSU Web Accounts are created.  See more information:  ITS Web Hosting: LSU Overview.

Available To:  LSU Student Organizations who are grandfathered in to update RETIRED StudioWeb web sites.

Email Accounts & Eligibility Information

1. LSUMail Email Account    (LSUMail: Overview)

LSUMail is a Microsoft cloud email solution.  (

Available To:  LSU Faculty, Staff, and Students.

2. LSU Alumni Email Account   (LSU Alumni: Overview)

Alumni Email is a Microsoft cloud email solution.   (  

Available To:  LSU Alumni.  (Upon Request.)

Security Information

Computer User's Privileges & Responsibilities

Choosing and Protecting Passwords

Support & IT Policy Statements

Help Desk Contact Information

IT Policy Statements