New-hired faculty/staff and newly-admitted students receive a username, or PirateID. Logging in with the PirateID and a unique, secure passphrase allows users access to IT systems at ECU such as Blackboard, email, network resources, etc.
A user's PirateID is not the same as the ECU ID, which is a unique number identifying an employee or student within ECU's administrative systems.
Current Employees and Students
Once assigned, new users are required to activate their PirateID and create a passphrase in the online ECU Passphrase Maintenance System.
Once registered, users maintain their PirateID/passphrase through the PID system. Features include:
- Passphrase reset (required every 90 days)
- Passphrase strength test (for security)
- Security question setup (for the PID self-help system)
- PirateID unlock (locked after three unsuccessful attempts to log in to any ECU system)
Upon exit from the university, an employee's PID deactivation follows university policy.
Student PirateIDs are active as long as the student is enrolled. The first semester a student is not enrolled (fall or spring semesters, not summer), the student's PirateID is deactivated. If the student is not enrolled for two consecutive semesters (fall or spring semesters only), the PirateID is deleted.