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UC San Diego Accounts and Passwords

There are 2 types of accounts commonly used at UC San Diego.

Active Directory (AD)

Active Directory (AD) is for access to email, the UCSD-PROTECTED wireless network, Virtual Private Network (VPN), computer labs, and TritonEd.  Active Directory accounts are used by faculty, staff, students, and some affiliates. 

Faculty, Staff, Affiliates

  • 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.  Business Systems accounts are used by faculty, staff, and some affiliates.
For more information, contact the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357