Office of Information Technology

Signing Into a Campus Computer


AU uses Microsoft Active Directory for file and print sharing. University-owned Windows computers are in the AU Active Directory domain, so you will be prompted to log into your AU account when you turn on a computer. In order to access your network drives and printers, you must log in to AU domain successfully.

Personal computers owned by students, faculty, and staff generally do not have access to AU network drives. You can instead access your network drives through the ACCESS MY NETWORK DRIVES link under the TECHNOLOGY section of the myAU.american.edu Web portal.

 

Logging into a Campus Computer

  1. Connect to either AU's wired or wireless network.
  2. Log in to the computer when prompted, using the same USER NAME and PASSWORD that you use to access the myAU.american.edu Web portal. Then, press ENTER

 

Please contact the IT Help Desk at 202-885-2550, helpdesk@american.edu, or AskAmericanUHelp for assistance.