Obtain my FAN

This page is for new students to obtain their Flinders Authentication Name (FAN) and activate the associated password.

What is my FAN?

Your Flinders Authentication Name (FAN) and its associated password is your key to computer-based resources and services at Flinders University. It gives you access to a number of university electronic services, including electronic mail, network services and course materials.

Your FAN is constructed from the first four characters of your surname (family name) followed by four numeric digits to make each FAN unique. If your surname has less than four characters then your authentication code will have less characters as appropriate.

As an example, the authentication code for the seventeenth person with a surname beginning with the letters blog within the University would be blog0017.

If you have previously studied at Flinders under a different name, your FAN may reflect your previous name.

Obtaining my FAN and activating my password

Before you can use iFlinders (to enrol, access study materials and email), you will need to activate your FAN by setting a new secure password. To obtain your FAN, enter your student ID and initial password below and click Go. You will then be told what your FAN is and will be asked to activate your password.

Student ID
Initial Password

Student ID

Your student ID is the number that appears on any communication from the University such as your enrolment information letter or a letter of offer from the University (eg 2001234). This is different from your SATAC number.

Initial Password

The initial password is the last four characters of your student ID followed by four characters of your birth date in the form ddmm (day,day, month,month). For example a birthday of 7 March is represented by 0703, and a student ID of 2001764 is represented as 1764. Together, these generate an initial password of 17640703.