Organizational Login Accounts

​​​​Active Directory (password is the same for both orgs)

Active Directory (AD) is Microsoft's directory and identity management service for Windows domain networks used for user authentication and authorization. Most logins only require you to use your username and password (such as when logging in to your UCSD managed work computer).

When you need to use a specific service offered exclusively by Campus or Health/Sciences, then you must specify your choice by using either (Campus Service) or (Health/Sciences Service). For example, I can choose whether I want to login to the Campus or Health/Sciences MS Teams tenant, (notice the full username login): 

Again, on the Adobe Cloud online portal, I must specify that I want to use my Health/Sciences account by using my full email address to use that tenant:

After successfully logging in, clicking on the blue pie reveals that I am logged in to the Health/Sciences tenant:


When to use specific Active Directory Credentials

Business Systems

Business Systems is for access to legacy business tools such as the link family, MyServices, and other central applications as well as access to the campus CMS.  Business Systems accounts are used by faculty, staff, and some affiliates.

Single Sign-On

Single Sign-on is an authentication scheme that allows a user to log in with a single ID and password to many of several related, yet independent, software systems. True SSO would allow access to all user privileged tools in an organization. UCSD leverages the SSO portal as an entry gateway to SSO configured applications as well as launching 2Factor authentication if you are working remotely and not using a UCSD managed VPN.