Attention Faculty & Staff: Important Information About Your UCSBnet ID and Password

This only affects faculty and staff whose accounts were activated prior to August 2011.  It does not affect students.

The Basics:

Your UCSBnet ID and password are essential for using the library subscription resources from off-campus through the proxy server or VPN, for using campus wireless, and for other systems such as E-Grades and GauchoSpace.  If your UCSBnet ID was activated before August 2011 and you have not already migrated your account into the new campus directory system, please read the important message below.  This message is also being sent out to affected users via email.

What You Need to Do:

In August 2011 the Office of Information Systems & Technology released a new Identity Management platform for use by UCSB computing services. UCSB Identity Services provides the UCSBnetID and associated access management for campus services such as UCSB Wireless, GauchoSpace, E-Grades amongst others.

As part of the second phase of their service rollout, they need customers of UCSBnetID services to "migrate" their Identity to their new platform. The migration process only takes a minute -- they just need you to review their updated terms of service, update your personal information, and verify that your password meets the security requirements for next-generation services.

The process is simple -- just login with your current UCSBnetIDand password at If you've forgotten your password, contact the UCSB Identity Services Help Desk at for assistance.

At some point in the future they will need to disable access to those who haven't gone through this process, so take a minute to go through the Identity Migrator at your earliest convenience.

If you have any concerns about this process, please contact the UCSB Identity Services Help Desk at 893-5242 or visit for additional details.