Creating Your Wisconsin Access Management System (WAMS) Account

Creating Your Wisconsin Access Management System (WAMS) Account

 

First Time Users or Users Whose Account Has Been Archived Because the Account Has Not Been Accessed Within 26 Months

 

  1. To set up your WAMS or Wisconsin User ID, it will take approximately 10 minutes. That website is: https://on.wisconsin.gov/WAMS/home

  2. Click on Self-Registration.

  3. You should be at a page titled "Self-Registration."

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. While scrolling down, you will see the User Acceptance Agreement. The application will not allow you to go any further until you click on Accept. Print this Agreement page and review it. NOTE: A recent change to the agreement states that if your account has not been accessed within 26 months the account will be archived, and you will lose all rights. Then you will need to create a new WAMS account.

  5. Click on Accept. You should be at the Self-Registration form which consists of 3 sections.

  6. Profile Information--Complete the following fields: First Name, Last Name, Telephone number, and Email Address. The four items shown are the only fields that need to be completed. All other information is optional.

  7. Account Information--Create your User ID which must be between 5-20 characters and CAN be a combination of letters and numbers. Create your own Password which must be between 7-20 characters and MUST contain a combination of letters and either numbers or special characters (except the at [ @ ] sign). Re-enter your password as originally typed. NOTE: User ID and password are case sensitive.

  8. Account Recovery--Create your Secret Question and Secret Answer. NOTE: The secret answer is case and character sensitive. Once this form has been completed, print this form for future reference. The secret question and answer are used if you forget your password and/or User ID. With a well-chosen question and answer, the Department of Administrator's (DOA) automated account recovery process will allow you to continue to use your account without need to contact the help desk. The answer to your question should be something that does not change over time and is not easily guessed. This WAMS account is your own personal account for doing business with the State of Wisconsin and should go with you wherever your future may take you. DO NOT use the characters -- ampersand, apostrophe, quote or slash in the secret question or answer.

  9. Click on Submit. Once you have clicked on submit you will be asked to verify that your email address is correct and/or correct any errors.

  10. After correcting any errors or verifying that your email address is accurate click on OK. NOTE: If you receive the message email already exists, (this means an account has been created with that email address). If you don't remember your WAMS ID, please contact the DPI Help Desk via the 24x7 DPI Online Helpdesk Application or 1-800-507-5744 so we can do some checking. Otherwise, go to Step 17. If you receive the message invalid character(s) check to see if you used an ampersand, apostrophe, quote or slash in the secret question or answer.

  11. After processing you will see Self-Registration, your name and the first paragraph of the message beginning with: You are ready to proceed to Step 2.

  12. Click on Logout which is located under the banner on the right-hand side.

  13. Go to your email account and you should have received or will be receiving an email from WAMS@wisconsin.gov. This email is usually received within ten (10) minutes. If you DO NOT receive the email, check with your technology department or individual assigned to these duties, as possibly your district's spam filter is not allowing the email to go through.

  14. Open the email and click on the web link which is located in the third paragraph. NOTE: If you receive the message "cannot access", you will need to type the entire link shown in the email.

  15. You should be at a screen titled "Account Activation - Final Step". Enter your WAMS User ID and password then click on Login.

  16. You should see Self-Registration, your name, and the message beginning "Congratulations! You have successfully created and activated your account..."

  17. Click on Logout which is located under the banner on the right-hand side.

 

 

Sequence for granting rights in the Delegated Authority Application

 

  1. After you have finished the process of creating your WAMS ID you will need to wait at least one (1) hour before giving your WAMS ID to one of the following individual(s) to assign rights in the Delegated Authority Application for use in WSLS and/or ISES:
    1. If you are the District Administrator, send a ticket to the 24x7 DPI Online Helpdesk Application. Once district administrator rights have been assigned, you will receive an email from the department stating you have been granted district administrator, and the person who we are showing as the local administrator for your district.

    2. If you are to be assigned Local Administrator rights, give your WAMS ID to the district administrator as he or she is the only individual who can assign rights for the local administrator role in the Delegated Authority Application.

    3. If you are to be assigned Assistant Local Administrator rights, give your WAMS ID to the local administrator as he or she is the only individual who can assign rights for the assistant local administrator role in the Delegated Authority Application.

    4. For all other assigned roles (i.e., WSLS all functions, WSLS on-line Enroll/Exit/Update, WSLS on-line Enroll/Exit/Update-No Mass Entry, ISES All functions, ISES full entry, ISES manual entry all fields, ISES manual entry economic disadvantaged, ISES manual entry special education, ISES manual entry limited fields, and ISES reports), give your WAMS ID to either the local administrator or the assistant local administrator as they are the only individuals who can assign rights for all other roles in the Delegated Authority Application.
       
  2. After rights have been granted, you will need to wait at least one (1) hour before accessing any application.
  3. To assign rights in the Delegated Authority Application see the document titled Q & A Delegated Authority Application.


Submit questions, comments and suggestions about the WAMS ID process to the 24x7 DPI Online Helpdesk Application or call 800-507-5744.