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Account, access, and authority systems and services protect UC Berkeley's information resources. Services in this category include Cal 1 Univeristy ID Card, CalNet ID, Remote Access VPN, and more.

Cal 1 University ID Card

The Cal 1 Card is the official UC Berkeley campus photo ID card utilized by all students, faculty, and staff. Student Affairs IT (SAIT) supports the Cal 1 Card infrastructure that enables Standard Card Readers, Pharos Printing Services, Book Scanners, Microfiche Readers, Laundry Control Systems, access control devices for RSF and ADA in the residence halls, off-campus merchants through direct interfaces, and off-campus merchants through stand-alone card readers. SAIT also supports systems for attendance verification and tracking, including Security Monitor Readers in the residence halls.
Student Affairs Information Technologies (SAIT)

CalNet 2-Step Verification

CalNet 2-Step verification provides an important, additional layer of protection against the theft of your CalNet credentials. You have likely experienced 2-Step verification with accounts such as online banking. When logging in, after you enter your CalNet ID and password, you will be prompted for a second step using a verification device that you set up. The second step could just be a tap on your phone!

Information Security Office (ISO)

CalNet Accounts

Current students, faculty, and staff affiliated with the university are issued a CalNet ID. Your CalNet ID is your username used with your CalNet passphrase, to log into many web-based campus services. For most user,s your CalNet ID matches the handle of your campus email address. Protect your passphrase as carefully as you would your other personal identification numbers, such as Social Security or credit card numbers, since your CalNet credentials are often used to access confidential information.

Information Security Office (ISO)

CalNet Active Directory (AD)

Joining the Campus’ Windows Active Directory Infrastructure gives a group the benefits of integration with many UC Berkeley systems while allowing it to retain considerable autonomy in its local domain.

IST Data & Platform Services manages the UC Berkeley Active Directory to address issues such as:

  • Single sign-on (ADFS);
  • Location-independent access to resources; and
  • Microsoft Windows platform manageability and security.

Information Services and Technology (IST) - Data & Platform Services

CalNet Identity and Access Management

The CalNet Identity and Access Management team provides the campus with a centralized identity authentication and authorization system. Departments can use CalNet services to validate users to access applications, obtain authoritative information about users, and for public directory service and lookups.

Information Security Office (ISO)

Device Support

For faculty and staff needing assistance with setting up a new device, installing hardware, having printer issues, or other technical troubleshooting, IT Client Services is here to help. Students can get technical support from Student Technology Services by calling or visiting the Helpdesk online or in-person during office hours held at Moffitt Library.

IT Client Services

Remote Access VPN

The Remote Access VPN (Virtual Private Network) service allows CalNet ID–authenticated users to securely access the UC Berkeley network from outside of campus, as if they were on campus, and encrypts the information sent to the network. The VPN service allows authorized users a way to connect into the campus network in order to access resources generally unavailable to users not on the campus network.

Information Services and Technology (IST) - Infrastructure Services & Telecommunications, Telecom (Network Operations and Services)

SARA (Enterprise System Access Request)

The System Access Request Application (SARA) allows faculty and staff to request access to several different campus enterprise systems including Berkeley Financial Systems (BFS), the Berkeley Integrated Budget and Staffing System (BIBS), BearBuy (Supply Chain Management), CARS, Campus Deposit System (CDS), Human Capital Management (HCM), Payroll, StudentAwards, Travel and Entertainment, CalAnswers, and CalPlanning.

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