Every active employee, student, and faculty member is assigned a NetID which is used to access various computing resources such Google Mail, WolfieNet Wi-Fi, Blackboard, VPN, SINC Site computers/printers, and more. Information regarding your NetID and NetID password is obtained by logging into SOLAR (http://www.stonybrook.edu/solar) and clicking the NetID Maintenance link. This is where you find out what your NetID is, how you set your security question, establish and change your NetID password, and test your NetID password to make sure it is working properly. You must set a NetID security question which will be asked of you whenever you attempt to change your NetID password. Make sure you pick a security question and answer that is easy to remember. Keep in mind that whenever you change your NetID password in SOLAR, it may take up to 10 minutes to take effect.
The NetID and SOLAR ID are two different identifiers. Each ID has its own password and its own special uses.
NetID is used to access University services such as: