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ICT Account Services acts as the liaison between various aspects of the ICT department and DIT.

Who can use this service

When you register on a DIT programme a number of accounts are automatically created for you. In most cases:

Your DIT email address is in the following format []

Your username is your DIT student number

Your password is your 8 digit date of birth (ddmmyyyy)


Lost or forgotten passwords can be changed using the Password Manager. If you have difficulty logging in, please contact the Service Desk.

When you join DIT you are assigned a staff number by the HR Department. Once your staff number is active, this triggers the creation of your Email account. If you have difficulty logging into your DIT email account, please contact the Service Desk.

All DIT staff members require access to the Active Directory (ICT Domain). This unique username and password allows you to access general desktop services, file and printer sharing, wireless internet, 24/7 Password Management, and access to many other Institute Applications, such as WebCourses. There are also a number of Federated Access Services which are offered by HeaNET available with your ICTDOMAIN account.

Your role within DIT may require you to use additional Business Applications for you to discharge your duties. These accounts may require that you complete an Application Form. Accounts will be created upon request.

Commonly Used Forms

  • Applying for Active Directory Account
  • CMIS Account
  • Agresso Account
  • Core Live Account
  • Webcourses Account
  • Business Intelligence Account

A completely list of forms is available from the Service Desk.

The ICTDOMAIN is a Microsoft Active Directory Domain managed by ICT Services. 

Active Directory is a centralized and standardized system that automates management of user data, security, and distributed resources, and enables interoperation with other directories. Active Directory is designed especially for distributed networking environments.

The ICTDOMAIN is available in all DIT Library Facilities and most labs and staff areas around DIT.

Having an ICTDOMAIN account will gain you access to general desktop services, file and printer sharing, wireless internet, 24/7 Password Management, Web Email access and access to many other Institute Applications such as WebCourses.

There are also a number of Federated Access Services which are offered by HeaNET available with your ICTDOMAIN account.  Currently these services include

Filesender -

Eduroam -

You are responsible for:

·         All use of your ICTDOMAIN account, sharing of accounts is strictly prohibited

·         Keeping your password secret.

·         Changing your password every 90 days. 

·         Using "good", complex passwords

Your password is a safety measure employed against unwelcome intrusion into your personal information.  The more complex, secret and often changed your password is, the more you reduce your risk of someone guessing your password, and thereby gaining access to your personal information.

·         You are, at all times, bound by DIT’s acceptable usage and ICT Security Policies:

Staff regulations governing the use of computer resources

Student regulations governing the use of computer resources

ICT security policy

As a staff member, you should fill out the relevant form and have it signed by your line manager.  This should then be sent to the ICT Services Support Desk at:

Information Services Support Desk
Room G-006
DIT Aungier St

Or alternatively scan the signed application form and email it to

The Active Directory Services Team (ADST) was set up in 2006 to manage the ever growing ICTDOMAIN Active Directory.  Since the team's inception many services such as Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM 2007), Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), Microsoft Sharepoint Services as well as Quest Software's Intrust, Password Manager, Spotlight and Recovery Manager have been added to the growing portfolio of Active Directory Services.

Student Account Closure

When you have finished your studies with DIT, we would like to advise you that the DIT on-line services provided to you will remain accessible until all graduation ceremonies have completed (typically these will run until February). After that point, and unless you have registered on a new course, these on-line services (see list below) will be disabled:

Access to DIT Library resources is controlled by Library Services, and is subject to different closure dates

If you have any data that you wish to retain, you should transfer it from your DIT account before the closure date given in the email you received about the account closure. You might also want to advise your contacts of an alternative email address, and save details of your contacts. For large volumes of email or data, you can use Google Takeout to create an archive of your data. To use Google Takeout, follow the steps below:

  • Sign in to your DIT email account at
  • Click on the Google Apps icon in the top-right corner (3x3 array of black squares)
  • Select "My Account"
  • Under the "Personal info & privacy" heading, select "Control your content"
  • Select "Create archive" and select what data you want to export
  • Select "Next" and decide on the format and delivery options for your data and select "Create archive"

Please note ICT Services are not in a position to provide support for Takeout, but Google have published a useful help page.

While your studies in DIT have finished for now, you can still keep in contact with DIT through our Graduate Network. This service for alumni has over 13,000 members on LinkedIn, and provides valuable information for DIT graduates around the world.

Please note that ICT Services relies on information from the DIT Student Administration System to determine whose eligibility for service has ended.

In the event that your studies are still continuing, then you will need to get registered as a DIT student. Please contact your local DIT Registrations Service as soon as possible to alert them that you are not currently registered, and they will advise you on the steps required to continue your studies, so that you can retain your access to on-line services.

As many students choose to return to DIT to continue their studies, accounts for on-line services will remain in a disabled state for no less than 25 months after being closed. After this time, your account, along with any content you generated, will be permanently deleted. Should you return to DIT before this time, then your account will be reopened, and your content will be accessible. Please note this only relates to the on-line services listed above, and does not affect your academic record, which is maintained by the DIT Registrations Service