Activate Your UAlbany Account


All members of the University community are provided with unique electronic credentials to access campus IT resources. To get started, activate your UAlbany account by completing the Password Set process to receive your NetID. Use your NetID and password to log in to campus IT services. Never share these credentials with anyone.

Albany ID
Your Albany ID is a unique, 9-digit identifier that is used instead of a social security number to distinguish you from other members of the UAlbany community.

You will receive a PIN (Personal Identification Number) which is used to activate your account. Students receive their PIN via email at the personal email address used on their application. Faculty/staff PIN letters are mailed to the employee's hiring department. Once you have received your PIN, use it to complete the Password Set process.

The University at Albany requires the use of complex passwords to protect your electronic identity. Choosing a complex password is part of the Password Set process. You can change your password any time.

Your NetID is a unique personal identifier assigned exclusively to you. Its current format is the first initial of your first and last names followed by six random numbers (AB123456). Your NetID is displayed on the confirmation screen when you complete the Password Set process.

Completing the Password Set process fully activates your account. The campus IT reesources you will have access to are determined by your primary role at the University (student, faculty, staff, etc.).



  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Emeriti

Service Availability

24 x 7

Pricing Information

There is no charge for this service