The LIN and PIN
Lehigh Identification Number (LIN): This 9-digit Lehigh identification number replaces the use of Social Security number (SSN) for identity purposes. Staff and Faculty use this number to open their computing accounts, to access the Banner Self Service, and to access library services such as PALCI and ILLIAD. This number does not change.
Personal Identification Number (PIN): This number is used to identify an individual in Banner, Lehigh's academic accounting software. An initial Banner PIN is generated for you when you start at Lehigh. This initial Banner PIN is used in conjunction with the Lehigh Identification Number (LIN) to open a Library and Technology Services computer account. You will need to change your pre-assigned PIN number when you open your computing account.
Computing Accounts, Usernames and Passwords
When you arrive at Lehigh, you open a computing account which provides you with access to many Lehigh systems and services, including email, library resources, Webspace, shared file storage space, and more. This computing account consists of a username and password.
Username: The username is the first part of your email address (the xyz123 part of 'email@example.com' ) and is also used to log into many Lehigh services. It is paired with a password that you assign. Usernames created prior to 2005 are four characters long, e.g., sek2. Those created since then are six characters long, and based on initials and a three digit number.
Password: When you open your account, you assign yourself a password. Passwords must follow certain rules. They must:
Security Questions: Security questions (formerly called challenge questions) are used to confirm your identity should you forget your password or PIN. You will need to set your security questions when you open your account. You can change them from the same page that you use to change your password. Hint: The security questions must be answered letter for letter (if you type "daisy" as your answer, the response "daisies" will be incorrect.
Other Account Types
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