Computer Access Request

An active UC Davis Computing Account is required to log onto the machines in the computer labs managed by College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

 

If you do not have an active UC Davis Computing Account

  • If you are a Student, Faculty, or Staff, you can contact IT Express for assistance with creating your UC Davis Computing Account.

  • If you are a visitor, you will need to be sponsored for an account through the Temporary Affiliate Form (TAF) Program.  Details on how to get an account through the TAF program are below:
  1. Get sponsored as a Temporary Affiliate through the TAF process
    1. Work with your primary campus contact to request that you be sponsored for the TAF
    2. Once they sponsor you for the TAF, you will get an email with a link to add additional information to your TAF sponsorship.
    3. Once your TAF sponsor get's the additional information back through the TAF program, they will finalize the TAF sponsorship.
  2. Create your UC Davis Computing Account
    1. Once the TAF is finalized, you will get an email with instructions to create your UC Davis Computing Account
      • The email will contain your TAF ID, which is a 9-digit number and starts with 903.  This TAF ID also referred to as an Employee ID.  This 9-digit ID is not the username you use to login to the machines.
      • The email will have a link for creating your UC Davis Computing Account.
    2. During the process of creating your UC Davis Computing Account, you will create the following items:
      • Login ID (Username): This is the username you use to login to the machines.
      • Kerberos Passphrase (Password): This is the password you use to login to the machines.
      • Mail ID (email address): This is your UC Davis email address ending with @ucdavis.edu.  
      • Challenge Questions: These are questions you can answer to confirm your identity when changing your Kerberos Passphrase.  
    3. Once you have created your UC Davis Computing Account, you can login to the machines using the campus Login ID and Kerberos Passphrase (Username and Password) that you create above.
      • Please note, it can take up to 24 hours for the new account to start working on the machines

 

If you already have an active UC Davis Computing Account

You can login to the machines using your campus Login ID and Kerberos Passphrase (Username and Password).

*If you do not know your Kerberos Passphrase, or are unable to login with it for whatever reason, you can contact IT Express for assistance with resetting your Kerberos Passphrase and/or troubleshooting the issue.