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UC San Diego Accounts and Passwords

There are 3 types of accounts for faculty and staff at UCSD.

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Active Directory (AD)

Active Directory (AD) is for access to email, the UCSD-PROTECTED wireless network, Virtual Private Network (VPN), ACMS computer labs, and TED.
  • Your Active Directory account will be set up automatically by your department. Contact your supervisor for assistance. 
  • If you don't remember your password, or need to change it, follow the instructions on the Active Directory Password Change Tool.

Business Systems

Business Systems (sometimes referred to as Single Sign-On) is for access to business tools such as the link family, MyServices, and other central applications.

Kerberos

Kerberos Accounts are for ALEN,UCSD Web proxy server, and Legacy VPN.
  • Contact your department system administrator or computer support staff to request a Network username.
  • If you know your password and need to change it, follow the instructions on the Network Password Change form.
  • If you don't know your username or password:
    • Contact your department system administrator or computer support staff to request it, or
    • Take your UCSD picture ID or your driver's license and a letter on UCSD letterhead confirming your position to:

      Combined ACMS/ ACT Help Desk
      Applied Physics & Mathematics building (AP&M), Room 1313 (map)
      Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Related Information

Find out more information about UC San Diego Minimum Password Standards