CruzID Passwords

There are two types of CruzID passwords - Gold and Blue. You may see a Gold password or Blue password icon on the login screen so you know which one to use.


The difference between the Blue and Gold password is in the security of the password, not their strength. There are specific security requirements for systems that handle Gold passwords that aren't in place for systems that handle Blue passwords.

Create Safe Passwords

Passwords are an important part of computer security at UCSC. They often serve as the first line of defense in preventing unauthorized access to campus computers and data. For more information on how to create good, cryptic, hard-to-guess-or-crack passwords go to:

Forgot your Password? Need to Change or Set your Password?

Set up a Password Recovery Email (PRE) - Password Reset Self Help

  1. Log in to CruzID Manager
  2. Click Password Recovery Email
  3. Enter your non-UCSC email address and confirm this alternate address
  4. Click Save

Go to CruzID Manager at: