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August 22, 2018

August 1, 2018

All students are required to sign up for CalNet 2-Step verification by Sept. 24, 2018. 

June 12, 2018

If you attended the One IT Summit held on June 7, 2018 in the MLK Student Center, chances are you stopped by the coolest table in the Exhibit Hall - the CalNet 2-Step table.

May 2, 2018

Change is afoot in the CalNet team!

We are pleased to announce that our long-time manager Jeremy Rosenberg has been promoted to the position of Chief Information Security Officer for UC Berkeley. The recruitment for a new CISO was a long process and we were fortunate to have a number of qualified and capable candidates apply. Jeremy bested them all, and stepped into his new position of CISO effective May 1.

April 18, 2018

March 13, 2018

January 25, 2018

Sign up for CalNet 2-Step, and enter for your chance to win an iPad! Sign up sooner to have more chances to win.

January 15, 2018

Do you travel abroad for work? Have you considered what will happen if you lose your phone or laptop? How will you access your CalNet account using 2-Step if your device is lost or stolen?

Never fear, dear traveler! Just take a few moments to set yourself up for success by doing the following:

  1. Update your Recovery Email Address at mycalnet.berkeley.edu

November 16, 2017

Do you have questions about how to set up your smartphone to use CalNet 2-Step? Check our our handy new video! With easy to follow instructions and lots of information, this video will have you using 2-Step in no time. 

Check it out online: https://youtu.be/ztzqCqWoIeU

October 11, 2017

Jeremy at CalWe asked Jeremy Rosenberg, Manager of the CalNet Identity and Access Management Team at UC Berkeley, why the CalNet 2-Step is such a big deal. Read on to find out!

What is 2-Step?

September 22, 2017

Berkeley Law FacadeAt Berkeley Law, the IT department has been at the forefront of adopting CalNet 2-Step, a two-step verification system using Duo, that better protects institutional and personal data.

June 27, 2017

Shibboleth is an identity provider that uses the CalNet Central Authentication Service (CAS) screen to provide access to services hosted outside the University. While CAS is used directly by onsite services such as CalCentral, Shibboleth was designed for off-site services such as Google, Box, BearBuy, ServiceNow, Zoom, and thousands of other services like wikis and forums.

Shibboleth’s recently released Consent Module adds a layer of user consent to the release of attributes from CalNet to the service you are trying to access.

May 12, 2017

Ever wonder what CalNet is up to?

CalNet maintains a Service Projects board with current and future projects sorted by priority and roughly laid out on a 1, 3 and 5 year timeline. This RoadMap enables the campus community to see what we are working on, to provide feedback, and help prioritize efforts. The board is public and can be viewed at:

https://trello.com/b/UhEcXglh/calnet-service-projects

March 20, 2017

Due to recent major upgrades of the Identity Management environment, CalNet accounts for former students, employees and affiliates have not been expired since October 4, 2016. Account expiration and the accompanied notifications were turned back on last week. Moving forward, users with accounts that should be expired will start receiving grace notifications by email. Grace period end dates will be set to July, so that sufficient notice can be given to these users.

The CalNet expiration process is as follows:

February 23, 2017

For years, newly admitted students at Cal had to wait overnight to complete their onboarding tasks, such as creating their CalNet ID and passphrase. The delay was due to an overnight batch process in which new student data was migrated from Student Information Systems (SIS) to CalNet overnight, before a UID could be produced.

The UID is a Unique ID. Every campus user, whether student, staff, faculty, guest, or affiliate, has a UID. The presence of a UID allows a user to create a CalNet ID.

Students must wait no more.

December 22, 2016

Dear campus community,

Due to the recent major upgrade of the Identity Management environment, CalNet accounts for former students, employees and affiliates have not been expired since October 4, 2016. We are working towards releasing new software early this spring to resume account expiration. We anticipate these changes to go into effect in mid-March 2017, but that date is subject to change.

The CalNet expiration process will be as follows:

November 29, 2016

In conjunction with our recently released CalNet Account Manager (mycalnet.berkeley.edu), CalNet is launching a campus-wide campaign to ensure that users are able to take advantage of cool new self-service tools. In order to use the tools at mycalnet.berkeley.edu, students and staff need first submit a personal Recovery Email Address via mycalnet.berkeley.edu.

September 16, 2016

To developers and the technical community,

On October 4, 2016, the CalNet team will retire the legacy LDAP Sync Code and hand control of LDAP provisioning to the Berkeley Person Registry. This step modernizes campus identity data management and will affect the services described below.  Please take note.

Sync Code Retirement - why it’s a big deal!

August 2, 2016

CalNet has done it again! Recently released by your favorite Identity and Access Management team, CalNet Account Manager (CAM) is an exciting new tool that allows you to manage your CalNet account, yourself. Previously, students and employees needed to contact the Cal1Card office or a campus CalNet deputy to get a token to create a new CalNet account or reset a forgotten passphrase. This new application lets you make these changes yourself. It also serves as a central location for making changes to personal or security information, streamlining the process for all users.

June 15, 2016

CAS, LDAP, MFA, UID -- what's it all mean?

Review our CalNet Glossary to find CalNet terms and definitions to help you better understand the world of Identity and Access Management.