Manage My CalNet Account

To manage your account online, use the CalNet Account Manager (CAM):

Students, their delegates, employees and UC Path affiliates can use CAM.  You must have a Recovery Email Address on your CalNet record in order to reset a forgotten passphrase.

Detailed Instructions for Account Management Actions

Home Screen

The home screen for CAM displays a link to log in in the upper right hand corner, and the Forgot My CalNet ID / Passphrase link in the middle left. Click here for instructions on how to reset your passphrase if you have forgotten it.

Home Screen - When Logged In

Log in to CAM using your CalNet ID and passphrase in order to view more account management tools.

Account Management Actions

To use these tools, log to using your CalNet ID and passphrase

Change My Recovery Email Address
Log in to CAM and then click this option to set your recovery email address, which will allow you to use the forgot passphrase feature in the future. See detailed instructions, below.

Set a New Passphrase
Log in to CAM and then click this option to change your passphrase - you can only use this option if you know your current passphrase. See detailed instructions, below.

Manage 2-Step Verification
Log in to CAM and then click this option to make changes to your 2-Step account settings.

Update My Directory Listing
Log in to CAM  and then click this option to access the Directory Update Application.

Create My Email Account
Log in to CAM and then click here to create a bMail account, if you do not already have one.

Change My Username
Log in to CAM and then click this option to change your CalNet ID. See detailed instructions, here.  Beware! Changing your CalNet ID may result in losing access to some campus systems.

Account Information Displayed

The Account Information section displays the following information about the user currently logged in.

Display Name
Your display name is what displays in campus applications, such as bMail. You can change or update this in the campus directory.

Berkeley Email Address
This field displays your current bMail address.

Recovery Email Address
This field displays your current Recovery Email Address.

My IDs
This field will list any IDs, such as CalNet ID or student ID, that belong to you

ucPathID = your Employee or Affiliate ID from the campus HR system

campusSolutionsId = the ID assigned to you from the campus Student Information System. Note: all students, employees and affiliates have "CS ID" regardless of whether they are or were ever a student

My Affiliations
This field lists your current campus affiliations. Click here to see a complete list of campus affiliations.

Name and Group Information

This section lists the names that you own in the campus name space, and the groups to which you belong.

Detailed User Instructions

Change My Passphrase

This tool allows users who *know* their existing passphrase to change it.  To change your passphrase, log in to and click on Change My Passphrase.

  1. Enter your existing passphrase

  2. Enter a new passphrase. Hover over the question mark on the right side of the input field to see passphrase requirements. Repeat your new passphrase in the box below.

  3. Click the Change My Passphrase button.

Once you click the button, a green confirmation message will display that indicates your passphrase has been successfully changed.

Change My Username

You are allowed to change your username (CalNet ID) only once, so choose wisely. Your email address will be updated to match your new CalNet ID.

There are other ramifications to changing your CalNet ID -- access to some campus systems may break. Read through the Change CalNet ID documentation before proceeding.

To change your CalNet ID, log in to and click Change My Username. CalNet ID requirements will display on the page for easy reference. Enter your new CalNet ID and your passphrase, and press the Change My CalNet ID button.

Forget My CalNet ID / Passphrase

To use this feature, you must have a Recovery Email Address in the system. If you attempt to use this tool and are unsuccessful, contact the Cal1Card office ( or your CalNet Deputy for assistance.

First, navigate to and click the link to Forgot My CalNet ID / Passphrase

Next, enter your Student Number, Employee Number or Recovery Email Address in the box. Check the box to verify that you are not a robot, and then press the Request Reset button.

If you have a Recovery Email Address in the system, you will receive an email there containing reset instructions.

Note: If you are a CalNet Deputy assisting a user and need to know if they have a Recovery Email Address, look them up in the CalNet Admin Tool (CAT). See the Deputy Toolbox for additional resources.

Recovery Email Address

A Recovery Email Address is required to use the self-service tools at, and receives all account change notifications. It is of particular importance when attempting to reset a forgotten passphrase.

You can set or update your Recovery Email Address by clicking Log In in the upper right corner of and then selecting the Change My Recovery Email Address. If you not have a Recovery Email Address, you will see:


If you already have a Recovery Email Address, it will be partially displayed in the top field.

Enter a New Recovery Email Address in the field, and press Change. The following email will be delivered to the address entered. Click the Confirm email address button within three days, or the button will expire.

Screen shot of email