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BeachID Account Services

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Overview

Each authorized CSULB employee and student has a BeachID Account. A BeachID Account consists of a nine-digit "username" (typically, your Campus ID) and your password, which prove you're affiliated with the University and enable you to use CSULB computing services. Access to specific campus systems is based on your role within the University.

Services

Use your BeachID password to log in to BeachID-enabled services you’ve been authorized to access, such as:

  • MyCSULB
  • BeachBoard
  • BeachNet+ Wireless Network
  • the Campus Parking System
  • BeachMail, the campus email system for students
  • @csulb, the campus email system for employees
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Common Finance System (CFS)
  • Many campus computers maintained by colleges and campus units

Password Manager

The BeachID Account Manager is a web-based tool you’ll use to manage your account. Use the BeachID Password Manager to:

Activate Your Account

If you are new to the University, you will need to activate your BeachID account at Activate BeachID Account.

Reset Your Password

If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it at Reset Account Password.

Password Requirements

Your password is case-sensitive and must:

  • Be 8-16 characters in length
  • Contain three of the following four character types:
    • Uppercase letters (A through Z)
    • Lowercase letters (a through z)
    • Numbers (0 through 9)
    • Special characters (` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /)

Additionally, your password must not:

  • Contain spaces
  • Include any part of your full name
  • Contain non-English characters
  • Match any of your five most recent passwords
  • Have been established or changed in the past 24 hours (unless you are activating your account)
  • Your password will be locked after 5 unsuccessful attempts, which will require you to visit https://beachid.csulb.edu to reestablish a new password

Change Your Password or Change Your Security Questions

If you wish to change your BeachID password or change your security questions, go to Change Password / Security Questions.

NOTE:  If you have configured your mobile device(s), such as smartphones, iPads, etc., to receive campus email or to connect to campus wireless networks, update your password on these device(s) with your new BeachID password in order for them to continue receiving your campus email and to automatically connect to campus wireless networks

Look up Email Address

If you have forgotten your BeachMail email address or new @csulb email address and wish to look it up, go to Lookup Email Address.

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