Instructions for New Employees and Affiliates

Instructions for New Employees and Affiliates on how to use CalNet Account Manager (CAM) to create your CalNet ID

Two important notes!

  • CAM must have your employee or affiliate ID and an external email address in order for you to create your CalNet account. CAM receives this information from the HR system each night. You will need to wait to create your CalNet ID until the day after you receive your employee or affiliate ID.

  • CAM uses the external email address from your HR record as the Recovery Email Address to which you will receive account-related email notifications.

Self-Service Process for New Employees and Affiliates to Create CalNet IDs

Welcome to CalNet Account Manager. Please insert your student or affiliate ID


  • After submitting the form, you will see a confirmation message.  


Hello, an email has been sent to ...@gmail.com. Please follow the instructions in the email


  • Next, check your personal email account. You will receive an email with a claim token and instructions on how to activate your CalNet ID.


Email with link to activate calnet account and claim token


  • Click on the token and you will be taken to a CAM form to create your CalNet ID and passphrase.


Claim Token. Enter your employee or affiliate ID. Create your CalNet ID. Create your CalNet passphrase. Enter your passphrase again.


  • Submit the form and you will see the following online confirmation.


Hello [name] your account is ready


  • You will also receive an email confirmation.


 You have successfully activated your calnet ID
...and that's it!