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Active Directory Account

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

An Active Directory (AD) account is for access to:

AD Password Requirements

  • Be different from any previous password
  • Be at least 12 characters long
  • Include characters from at least 3 of the following 4 categories: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols
  • Not be a single, recognizable word or your username. Passphrases are preferred*

    * Passphrases are more secure than single, 12 character passwords and easier to remember. Learn more about creating strong passwords and passphrases at Password Security, Best Practices: https://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/network/access/secure-passwords.html#Password-Best-Practices

AD Password Changing Instructions

If you don't remember your password, or need to change it, follow the instructions on the Active Directory Password Change Tool.  Students can reset this password using the Global Password Change Request Tool.

 

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