April 1, 2019
February 22, 2019
Starting March 11th services that use Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) will require CalNet 2-Step Authentication.
Examples of software include CalShare and Microsoft 365.
February 20, 2019
December 10, 2018
We are pleased to announce that the CalNet Team has won the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award (COSA) for implementing the CalNet 2-Step multi-factor authentication system for all employees at the University of California, Berkeley.
COSA awards are given annually, and are awarded based on criteria such as innovation, adaptation, and efficiency, and enhancing Berkeley’s mission and reputation.
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
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:
Update your Recovery Email Address at mycalnet.berkeley.edu
November 16, 2017
October 11, 2017
We 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
At 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. Gabriel Gonzalez, Chief Technical Officer at the law school, took a few moments to share his experiences with 2-Step.
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:
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: