University of California, Riverside

Enterprise System Access Instructions



UCR NetID


UCR NetID is a unique ID available for all UCR Faculty and Staff. Once a UCR NetID is assigned to you, you can access UCR’s Electronic Communications such as UCR Webmail, and UCR Wireless Network, and your department SAA (System Access Administrator) can grant you access to UCR Enterprise Systems.

Your UCR NetID will remain active until you separate from the University. Upon separation from the University, your UCR NetID will be automatically “disabled”. Access will remain in effect for UCR Webmail access for 30 days for non-academic senate faculty and staff, 60 days for Academic Senate Faculty, and lifetime access is provided for Emeritus Faculty. (Please note that upon involuntary separation, access will be terminated immediately.)

Procedures to Obtain a UCR NetID for New Employees

  1. If you are a new employee, once you have been hired by your department payroll administrator, you will be instructed to visit your department's Enterprise Directory Administrator the next day (the payroll system updates nightly).
  2. Your Department Enterprise Directory Administrator will enter your information into the Enterprise Directory system, they will work with you to create a unique UCR NetID and provide you a temporary password. Click here for a listing of the Enterprise Directory Administrators.
  3. Within 2 hours, your UCR NetID will be active. Users must register their UCR NetID and obtain a permanent password by visiting http://password.ucr.edu within 7 days. Your temporary password will expire after 7 days requiring you to re-register your temporary password with your Enterprise Directory Administrator.
  4. If you do not set your permanent password within 7 days your temporary password will expire and you will have to have your Enterprise Directory Administrator re-register your temporary password

Procedures to re-register a UCR NetID Password

In case you forgot your password or did not register within 7 days):

  1. To have your password re-registered (re-set), please complete the Application for UCR NetID and take it to your Department Enterprise Directory Administrator.
  2. Your Department Enterprise Directory Administrator will create a new temporary password.
  3. Within 2 hours, your UCR NetID will be active. Users must register their UCR NetID and obtain a permanent password by visiting http://password.ucr.edu within 7 days. Your temporary password will expire after 7 days requiring you to re-register your temporary password with your Enterprise Directory Administrator.
  4. If you do not set your permanent password within 7 days your temporary password will expire and you will have to have your Enterprise Directory Administrator re-register your temporary password.

Procedures to Obtain a UCR NetID for University Affiliates

An affiliate is a person who is engaging in official campus business but does not have an entry in PPS (the campus payroll system). This individual may be a consultant on contract, a visiting researcher, a temporary agency employee or any other identified individual who, for the benefit of the university, should have access to authenticated electronic communications. (See Campus policies http://www.cnc.ucr.edu/index.php?content=policies)

  1. Complete the UCR NetID application. It must be signed by the User (Affiliate) and the Enterprise Directory Administrator. The Enterprise Directory Administrator is responsible for confirming the new Users identity. Please leave the UCR NetID, Password & UCR Enterprise directory “updated by…” blank.
  2. Complete the UCR Affiliate Access Request Form. The request will include the Departmental Financial Managers / Entity Head signature authorization. It will also explain who this new User is (category of access), justification for request, and how long they will be affiliated with UCR. You will need to provide the date (e.g. 12/31/07) the affiliation will end. The Affiliates access to email and UCR systems will terminate the day following the affiliate end date. Include the following information on the request form, which is required to complete an entry in the Campus Enterprise Directory Database:
    • First Name, Middle Initial & Last Name
    • Working Title
    • Phone & Fax #
    • Room # and Bldg where located
    • Six letter department code (e.g. DO1129, same as Enterprise Directory Administrator)
    • Supervisors Name and UCR NetID
  3. Scan both the signed UCR NetID application, and the signed UCR Affiliate Access Request Form; then send both forms as attachments to your Organizations CFAO for approval. The CFAO will submit their approval along with the scanned documents to AffiliateAcctRequests@ucr.edu. Please note Computing & Communications will not accept paper forms for processing.
  4. Upon receipt of the request, C&C will process the request by creating an entry in the UCR Enterprise Directory, and will coordinate the delivery of the completed UCR NetID application with your Dept. Enterprise Directory Administrator. This information is confidential. The Department Administrator will issue a copy of the completed UCR NetID form including the temporary password to the new User and will retain the copies, as the official department of record.
  5. The sponsoring department is responsible for notifying C&C to make any changes to the Affiliate’s Enterprise Directory record. These changes include extension requests and early affiliation expiration. If an extension is needed, a new Request Form for UCR Affiliate Access must be submitted to C&C. Extensions should always be requested prior to the expiration date to avoid the need for a new UCR NetID application. Once again, please note, C&C will not accept paper forms for processing affiliate access requests or extensions.

Please call Azra Ayers (x24790) with any questions regarding affiliate requests.

Enterprise Directory System Access Instructions

Now that you have a UCR NetID, you can now sign up for access to other UCR systems.

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University of California, Riverside
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