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CalNet ID Information for EECS
  October 2016

What is a CalNet ID?
  A CalNet ID is user account for single sign-on to many WEB sites at UC Berkeley.    It consists of:

Field Also called Example Comment
Calnet ID "login", "principal", "user name" oski.bear username & primary @berkeley.edu email address
Password "passphrase" The quick brown fox. at least 9 characters; at least 3 character "classes"
Calnet uid "UID" 301024 unique number for each account; public in the Campus Directory.
ID number "EID" (employee), "AID" (affiliate), "SID" (student) 012345678 8-10 digits, employees' start with "01"; not public

How Do I Get One?
 
1.   Employees need a UCB employee ID number or Affiliate ID number.  
  • Employees: can obtain a new photo ID at the Cal 1 Card Office   (Cesar Chavez Center, Lower Sproul Plaza, 643-6839)
  • Guests and emeriti: the department HR staff can request an affiliate CalNet ID number.   [ CalNet, HRMS, e-Grades]
  • Students and doctoral candidates: please see Create Student CalNet ID.
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    2.   Activate your CalNet ID using your Employee ID number or Affiliate ID number.   Go to Activate CalNet ID to associate your ID number with:
  • a Calnet username, a passphrase and an @berkeley.edu email address
  • a non-berkeley.edu recovery email address
    Calnet "deputies" do not issue initial Calnet tokens anymore (Oct 2016)
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    3.   To change your Calnet passphrase or other settings:   Login to mycalnet.berkeley.edu, or bring your employee ID card to a Calnet "deputy" at either:
  • students or staff: Cal 1 Card Office   (Cesar Chavez Center, Lower Sproul Plaza, 643-6839)
  • EECS faculty/staff: see the "EECS" department in the CalNet deputies list.
  • ERSO staff: see the "Engin Research Support Org" department in the CalNet deputies list.
    Calnet "deputies" can issue a token to reset a CalNet passphrase.
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    4. You may test your new CalNet ID at https://auth.berkeley.edu/cas/login?renew=true&service=https://auth.berkeley.edu/ and https://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu//~kevinm/calnet/test/.   If a WEB site does not accept your CalNet ID, please contact the adminstrators of that site   (not the Calnet deputies)   to report the problem.
     
    For New EECS Faculty and Staff:   how to link your Calmail and EECS email addresses
    so that your CalNet username = EECS username and username@berkeley.edu forwards to username@eecs.berkeley.edu:
     
    1. If needed, change your CalNet user name at https://calnet.berkeley.edu/myi/id/change
    2. Set your password and user name for calmail.berkeley.edu at https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/account/create_account.
    Note that @berkeley.edu = @calmail.berkeley.edu and you can forward that to your EECS address.
    3. Set your @berkeley.edu email forwarding at https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/account/forwarding/.
     
    For departmental WEB programmers:   how to use CalNet IDs to authenticate;   how to manage SPA membership in CalGroups;   how to login as an SPA
    new CalNet tools: CalNet Account manager (CAM) (for all accounts),   CalNet Admin Tool (CAM) (for deputies)
    new SIS tools: CalCentral (for students),   API Central (for developers),   Campus Solutions (for admins)

      Kevin Mullally, Manager
    EECS Instructional Systems Support
    378 Cory Hall, Berkeley CA 94720-1770
    VOICE: (510) 643-6141
    FAX: (510) 643-7846
    EMAIL: kevinm@.berkeley.edu