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UC San Diego Accounts and Passwords

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

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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.

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