Activate your USC NetID ›

New to USC? Log in for the first time

Update your secondary email ›

This email is used to confirm changes to your account

Change your password ›

…each year to keep your account secure

Forgot your password ›

Create a new password if you’ve forgotten

Multi-factor authentication

Manage your Duo MFA Devices ›

Add or remove your devices in the Duo Security multi-factor authentication service

Enroll in Duo MFA ›

An extra layer of security is added when you access USC resources


All USC faculty, staff, and students receive a USC NetID account, also known as your Shibboleth or enterprise account. These accounts grant you access to your USC email account, USC network and wireless services, and a wide variety of online services including the Blackboard learning management system and Workday.

Your USC NetID passphrase is also referred to as your USC passphrase, your UNIX passphrase, or your enterprise passphrase. It is the passphrase that is associated with your USC computing account.

Systems You Can Access Using Your USC NetID Account

All USC faculty, staff, and students receive a USC NetID account that enables them to access a wide variety of computing resources at USC. Below is a list of some of the primary systems that you can access using your USC NetID account. 

Note: Some USC schools and departments maintain local systems that are not dependent on the USC NetID account. Systems where you are asked for PIN (instead of a password) are not dependent on your USC NetID.

Helpful Links

ITS Support 

  • The ITS Service Desk provides support to the USC community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 
  • Call (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2 to receive assistance. 
  • Open a Support Ticket on the ITS Service Portal.
  • Email for support from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.