Your UCSB netid enables access to campus services. Here we explain how to get a UCSB netid and manage your account. Departments will find resources to provide accounts to Faculty, Staff and Students. Service providers can learn how to enable their systems to use a UCSB netid.

“You don't have a UCSB netid? Head over to the Identity Manager and activate one today.”

Ben Cordova, '20

Political Science, BA

What is a UCSB netid? 

The UCSB netid is the username used to sign-in to services and applications available to the UCSB community.

Netid's are based on UCSB Identity records, which are automatically created for students, faculty, and staff. Campus affiliates and visitors may also have Identity records created to provide for access to UCSB netid based services.

UCSB netid Activation

Once UCSB Identity Services has a record for an individual, one must activate a UCSB netid to attach to their record. Use our Identity Manager service to create a UCSB netid and setup your account.

If you believe you already have a UCSB netid and have forgotten it, or you're just not sure where to start, the Identity Manager will tell you everything you need to know.

Identity Records

UCSB Identity Services aggregates records from Admissions & Registration systems for students, the Payroll system for employees, and various other systems across campus to handle miscellaneous demographics. Additionally, we allow for the creation of visitor records. If you're having trouble activating your UCSB netid, you might first verify your status with your respective UCSB department.

UCSB netid Deactivation

Your UCSB netid is automatically deactivated once you have separated from your affiliation(s) with the University.