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WebStore, Software access for consultants, affiliates and visiting scholars working for the University

This article provides information about how to obtain temporary software access for external guests of the University.

To access WebStore products, an external user must first obtain a university NetID. They may contact their campus HelpDesk for assistance obtaining a NetID. Go to NetID Center University of Illinois System ( , scroll to the bottom of the page for "Need Help" and select your campus Help Desk to submit a request.

Urbana-Champaign campus members should refer to this KB article .

Once a NetID is obtained, the user will be able to login to WebStore but most products will not be accessible. WebStore may be able to manually grant access to certain software products. A request from the external user's sponsor should be sent to WebStore at with details including the name of the software being requested, the job description of the employee/ scholar and the reason that they need the software. This request process can also apply to extra help employees, contractors and visiting scholars.

Once access is granted, the term of licensing availability will be defined by either the subscription end date stated on the sofware product, the termination date of the employee contract, or the termination of their NetID login, whichever comes first.

For more questions about software availability for U of I external users, email

Keywordsconsultants, extra help, contractors, visiting scholars, software license, temp, webstore, temporary, licensing, access   Doc ID132460
OwnerWebstore W.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2023-11-01 11:04:59Updated2024-06-10 13:50:20
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