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AgriLife Computer Administrator Account

All requests for administrative computer access must be made via the AgriLife People management portal. Once logged in users should go to “YOUR ALP” and then select “Self-Service IT Requests”.

You must know the

Requests will go to your immediate supervisor for approval, and when approved by your supervisor, then to the AgriLife IT CIO and CISO for final approval.

Steps to request Administrative Access

If you are not able to connect your device(s) you need to the AgNet network, because you are out of the state or country, you will need to download and run the TAMU VPN in order to sign in to your admin account. Click here for directions on the TAMU VPN.

Step 1

Locate the computer name of the device you need administrative access on. If you need access to multiple devices, you will need to complete this step for each device.

Locate the computer name on a Windows device

  1. Type This PC in the search bar in the bottom left of your computer screen
  2. Click on Properties
  3. Your computer name will be Device name under the Device specifications section

Locate the computer name on a macOS device

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen
  2. Click on System Preferences
  3. Click on Sharing
  4. Your computer name will be at the top of the windows next to Computer Name:

Step 2

Log in at using your AgriLife AgNet ID and password

Step 3

Click on YOUR ALP

then click on Manage Your IT Services

Step 4

Check the box next to Administrative PC Access, under Request Service(s)

Step 5

Provide a date and time you would like your access to start


Step 6

Enter the computer name(s) you will need administrative rights on

If you do not know the computer name of the device you need administrative rights on, go back to Step 1 to locate it

Step 7

Enter your business reason for requiring administrative rights

Please read the help text on this question thoroughly. It explains what is and is not considered a valid business reason.

Step 8

Read the Acknowledgement of Responsibilities

Check the box next to each responsibility


Step 9

Review your submission

When you are satisfied with it, click SUBMIT REQUEST

Updated on February 23, 2022

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