University of California, Riverside

Central Authentication Service

Best Practices

CAS Best Practices


Always check the address location bar in your web browser before you enter your UCR NetID and password; it should contain the login URL:


To ensure security to your system please close all of your web browsers when you have completed your work.

For most web browsing applications, closing all browser windows closes the browser application. For Mac users, however, the browsing application remains open until you quit the application from either the File menu or by right-clicking on the Dock icon. To verify the browser is closed on a Mac, check if there is no arrow or light (OS 10.5 Leopard) under the application's icon in the Dock. If an arrow or light is displayed under the icon, the browser is still running.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Central Authentication Service
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541