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The IT ASURITE documentation pages are now an archive. For current technical information about ASURITE, please click this link:


to refer to the ASU Technical Knowledge Base.

The Arizona State University Rational Information Technology Environment


Every person at ASU is assigned an ASURITE UserID. This UserID is unique, and is yours to use as long as you are associated with the university and you follow the appropriate policies and guidelines.

The ASURITE UserID is used to access various services at ASU. Your eligibility for services will depend on your affiliation with ASU. New applicants, for example, may have access to certain Web pages to check the status of their application or to register on-line once they have been admitted. Enrolled students, faculty, and staff will be able to add other computing services as needed to their UserID.

Because the ASURITE UserID is used for such a wide variety of access, including sensitive information such as your grades, it is important to protect your password. Do not share it with others. Change your password frequently. Pick passwords that are difficult to guess. Contact the IT Help Desk if you suspect your access has been compromised.

Go to the ASURITE Activation and Service Management page to:

  • Activate your new ASURITE UserID
  • View or make changes to your ASURITE UserID
  • Reset your password

More about ASURITE

ASU’s Rational Information Technology Environment (ASURITE) is an information technology architecture that positions the university to take advantage of emerging computing technology standards.

The full document describing ASURITE is now available online. Also available is a version annotated to show the differences between the previous and current versions (versions 1.5 and 1.6). Both versions are also available in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF): difference-annotated specification in PDF and unannotated specification in PDF.

In addition, you may be interested in viewing/downloading the document “ASURITE Recommended Client Configurations.”