Manage My CalNet Account

Manage your account online at:

Students, employees, UCPath affiliates and Student-Delegates can use CAM.  You must have a Recovery Email Address on your CalNet record in order to reset a forgotten passphrase.

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, 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.

Add/Change 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 do 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.

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