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Active Directory Account

Your Active Directory account will be set up automatically by your department. Contact your supervisor for assistance.

AD Password Reset Criteria Change

To improve security, effective May 9, 2023 you are no longer able to use personal information (employee ID, Social Security Number, and birthday) to recover your AD password.

Recommended action: Include a personal, non-ucsd e-mail address in UCPath so that the Password Management Portal ( can send a reset link to your personal email account.

Learn how to update your personal email address on UC Path (Support Portal).

An Active Directory (AD) account provides access to:

Manage Your AD Password and More

Users are strongly encouraged to install and configure the secure, UC San Diego-approved LastPass ( password management application to manage all professional and personal passwords.

Recover or Change Your AD Password

The best way to recover or change your password depends on your role with UC San Diego and the type of computer you use. Find more information on How to Change Your AD Password.

For assistance, contact the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357