Terms and Conditions of UCSBnetID Assignment and Use

All UCSB associates are eligible for a UCSBnetID. Associates are defined to be employees and students. Affiliates are all others.

UCSBnetIDs are provided by Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), the authorized purveyor of UCSB Identity services.

A UCSBnetID is chosen by the associate at the time of activation. To complete the activation, the contents of this document must be agreed to during the activation session.

Lookup of all employee identities is made available to the general public regardless of activation. Student lookup is restricted to UCSB associates and other UCSB affiliates who have qualified for UCSBnetID identities. Student lookup is further restricted per the Not For Release (NFR) guidelines as offered by the UCSB Office of the Registrar.

If a UCSB associate’s information is made available, it is comprised of: Name, email address, work phone, department, title and mail code. One or more of these attributes may either not be available or not applicable to the associate in question.

ETS complies with all applicable federal and state regulations regarding the maintenance of identity information. ETS also complies with all applicable UC policies for identity management, and the maintenance of personal information and privacy.


Computers and networks can provide access to resources on and off campus, as well as the ability to communicate with other users worldwide. Such open access is a privilege, and requires that individuals act responsibly.

You are responsible for ensuring the integrity of your account. ETS creates the potential to use computing resources for associates and affiliates of the UCSB community by issuing individual computing accounts with a UCSBnetID. As a condition of receiving an account, you must observe the following guidelines:

  • Respect the rights of other users, respect the integrity of the systems and related physical resources, and observe all relevant laws, regulations, contractual obligations and policy
  • Respect others' rights to the privacy of their programs and data.
  • Prevent others from learning your password, thus reducing the possibility of any use of your account by another person.
  • Report suspected unauthorized use of facility resources to ETS Security (SAASB 4101) or to «security [at] identity.ucsb.edu».

Consequences of Misuse

Misuse of computing, networking, or information resources may result in the loss of computing privileges. Additionally, misuse of a computing account will require financial restitution to the University for funds expended and could result in University disciplinary action or civil or criminal action.

Users may be held accountable for their conduct under any applicable University or campus policies, procedures, or collective bargaining agreements. Any actions which deter other users from doing their work or which would otherwise be deemed malicious by the University will result in the loss of access to the system and possible University disciplinary action or civil or criminal action. Unauthorized use of computing resources and use for personal gain constitute theft under California law and will be prosecuted by the University.

Complaints alleging misuse of resources will be directed to those responsible for taking appropriate disciplinary action.

Acceptance of Terms

In order to create a UCSBnetID, you must first agree to these terms. You may not activate an account if you do not accept the terms. Continuing with the account activation process constitutes agreement. You may not agree to the terms and may not proceed with account creation if you are barred from accepting the terms under the laws of the United States or the country from which you are creating this account.

policy revision 3 issued 2014-02-11