Eligibility for a U-M Slack Account (Slack Access)

Tags slack

Environment

U-M Slack (Enterprise Grid)

Issue

Who is eligible to be a member of U-M Slack? Who is eligible to be a guest?

Resolution

Group Group Members Members and Workspace Creation/Admin Guests
Eligible
  • Students (from matriculation to either graduation or end of student status)
  • Faculty (including emeritus faculty, lecturers, and intermittent lecturers)
  • Staff (including temporary)
  • Sponsored affiliates with regular uniqnames and UMIDs (i.e., Type 1 Sponsored Affiliates)

Yes

All people in this group can be members of U-M Slack and create workspaces and/or be admins of workspaces.

No

People eligible to be members must be members and cannot be guests in any U-M Slack workspace.

Ineligible: Long-term U-M Individuals              
  • Alumni
  • Retirees

No*

If anyone in these groups is participating in university business and therefore needs member access to a U-M Slack workspace, they should be sponsored by their department as a Type 1 Sponsored Affiliate, which will move them to the Eligible group above.

* There is a very small population of alumni and retirees with legacy access.

No

If someone in one of these groups needs to be a guest, they must use a non-UMICH email address.

Ineligible: U-M Groups and Short-term Individuals                  

  • MCommunity groups
  • Shared Accounts
  • Sponsored affiliates with regular uniqnames, but their UMID starts with "99" (i.e., Type 2 Sponsored Affiliates). Example: nemcard, 99011234
  • Sponsored affiliates with uniqnames starting with "um" followed by numbers (i.e., Type 3 Sponsored Affiliates). Example: um955555
  • Friend accounts
No No.
Other U-M Emails
  • Subdomain emails, such as @med.umich.edu or @eecs.umich.edu
  • Other U-M domain emails, such as @umflint.edu

No

Use your @umich.edu email address to become a member if you are part of the Eligible group. Otherwise, use a non-UMICH email address to become a guest.

No

Use your @umich.edu email address to become a member if you are part of the Eligible group. Otherwise, use a non-UMICH email address to become a guest.

Non-UMICH Email Addresses
  • Non-UMICH emails, such as @gmail.com or @msu.edu
No

Yes

You can invite an unlimited number of single-channel guests to your Slack workspace. Support for multi-channel guests is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.

Details

Article ID: 6119
Created
Thu 8/5/21 5:28 PM
Modified
Thu 8/18/22 4:12 PM

Related Articles (9)

This article provides information on Canvas course workspaces in U-M Slack.
This article explains who is eligible for a U-M Microsoft 365 account.
Learn who is eligible for UM Zoom and who is not.
This article explains what a Slack user group is and how to find a list of Slack user groups in a U-M Slack workspace.
This article explains what to do if a graduating student needs to retain access to a U-M Slack workspace after graduation.
This article provides steps on setting your Slack desktop application to start automatically at login/startup.
This article explains why an individual cannot log in to U-M Slack when they receive the following error: "Your email address is already registered to a deactivated account and cannot be reused. Please contact your Organization Admins for assistance." It also explains what to do if an individual receives this error.
This article outlines what the umichWORKS workspace is and how invitations to the space work.