ESRI is moving many of their services to ArcGIS Online. In order to access ArcGIS Online resources available through the UW License with ESRI, you will need to have your ESRI Global ID linked with the UW ArcGIS Online organizational account. If you do not know whether you need this or not, you probably do not need it.
Fill out and submit the form below to request an invitation.
DO NOT USE ARCGIS ONLINE RESOURCES FOR GEOCODING.
Doing so may cause all of the UW's ArcGIS Online credits to be depleted very quickly. If this happens, you will be personally responsible for any charges that are incurred.
See the attached PDF below (ArcGISOnline_Announcement2.pdf) for some information about the program.
See the attached MS Word doc (creating_agol_account_20140417.doc) for important instructions for accepting the invitation to join the organizational account.