The School of Informatics iFriend service provides a mechanism for users
outside the school to apply for a guest account which will permit them to
access certain services within the school. Some services will supply access
to all registered iFriends, others will require specific authorisation to
be granted by the owner of the service.
You may apply for an iFriend account as follows:
Take a moment to read our Computing Regulations, as linked from this page.
You will be required to agree to these in order to obtain an iFriend account.
Enter your full email address in the box provided. This email address will
be your login ID, and must not be an address in the School of Informatics
(that is, end in inf.ed.ac.uk)
Click on the 'Request' button'. This will send an email to the address you
provided, which contains a link to let you continue to the next step
Click on the link in the email. If the email doesn't arrive, please check
that it hasn't been filtered to your Junk or Spam folders before
Re-enter your email address, and pick a password. The password strength
meter on the right hand side provides an indication of the quality of this
password. Click the box to indicate that you have read, and agree to, our
Computing Regulations. Click the 'Set Password' button
You will now see a confirmation screen confirming the creation of your