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How to Log in to OneDrive

Find out how to log in to OneDrive, a cloud-based system for storing and organizing your work documents.

Access OneDrive via a Web browser

  1. Go to the sign-in page:

  2. Enter your UCSD email address (then you'll be redirected to a second UCSD login page).

    OneDrive UCSD login page

  3. Log in with your email address and password.
    UC San Diego MS Office login page

  4. Proceed with your two-factor login (Duo)
    Duo 2-factor login screen

  5. Select the option to stay connected if this is your computer and not a public computer
    OneDrive login screen - choose to stay connected

  6. You are now connected to OneDrive
    OneDrive successful login screen

  7. Log out: To prevent unauthorized access to your account, remember to select “Sign out” from the OneDrive navigation menu and close your browser after each session.
    OneDrive logout

Access OneDrive via your local file system

You can also access your OneDrive files via your local file directory if you've gone through the sync process:


If you have a PC running Windows 7 or 8 and Office 2013, the OneDrive for Business sync client is already installed. Follow these instructions to set up the file sync (you only need to do this once).


Download the OneDrive client for Mac in the Apple App Store. Follow Microsoft's instructions to set up the file sync.

Mobile sync apps

Need help? Contact your departmental technical support or the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357 or ext. 6-HELP.