Western Identity

Obtaining Your Western Username and Password

An active Western Identity is required to access Western Libraries electronic resources from off-campus. New students must activate their Western Identity using the following process.

Basic Steps

  1. Obtain your Western Access Code. This is a 4 digit number provided to you with your registration documentation.

If you do not have an Access Code, click here to visit Student Service's Access Code Retrieval.

Access Code Retrieval                                    Access code retrieval

If completing this step results in an error message, please contact the Office of the Registrar, Student Central at 519-661-2100.

  1. Visit the Western ITS Activation Page. Enter your Student Number and Access Code. You will be given a ONE TIME USE password. Please be sure to copy this password immediately because it only remains visible for 60 seconds.

If completing this step results in an error message, please contact Information Technology Services (ITS) at 519-661-3800.

  1. Once you have received your one time use password, you must go to the Western Identity Manager page and login with your newly obtained username and one time use password.
  1. After you login you will receive the message that your username has expired.
  1. At this point you must Create a Password which you will remember.
    Note: The password you create must contain 8 upper and lower case letters and numbers as well as symbols e.g. M&aB2b=!
  1. Click on Change Password.
WAIT 1 HOUR: Your new username and password combination will be available for use within 1 hour.
  1. As a precaution, you will also be required to choose answers to 3 security questions. These questions  will be asked in the event that you have forgotten your password.

Need Help?

For more detailed information about the process go to the Western Identity page provided by Western Information Technology Services.


C.B. "Bud" Johnston Library

519-661-3941 x83941
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Student Central, Office of the Registrar, Student Records

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