Create Accounts and Lists for Individuals and Departments

Visit the mybConnected(link is external) application for quick access to settings and tools that let you manage your Google account and aliases; and create and update mailing lists. Additional account information is listed below. 

CalNet Account

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Google Account

New process effective April 11, 2018:

If you are eligible for a bConnected Google account, it will be automatically created when you create your CalNet ID. 

If you had not previously created one, you can create a bConnected Google account using your valid CalNet ID and passphrase. 

bConnected Lists (Google Groups)

Create new mailing list

Campus users can create mailing lists using bConnected Lists (Google Groups). Mailing lists can be owned by individuals or CalNet Special Purpose Accounts (SPAs). Learn more about the bConnected Lists service

Google Apps Key

Manage My Access Keys to create the access key required to log into your bConnected Google account from a mobile device or email client.

CalShare Account

CalShare (SharePoint) Login

If you are invited to join a CalShare site, you will need to login using your CalNet ID and passphrase. 

To purchase a CalShare site for your department, submit a CalShare Site Request.

Box and bCourses Accounts

To create your Box or bCourses account you simply need to login to those services, using your CalNet ID and passphrase. 

CalNet Special Purpose Account (SPA)

Special Purpose Accounts (SPAs) make collaborating easier! A SPA is a CalNet ID that can be shared by multiple users for collaborative purposes. Use the SPA for departmental or institutional ownership of content/data, or shared email account. Create New SPA.

Key benefits:

  • Users who directly log into a bConnected departmental account can view all the account settings (users using delegation only see a partial list of account settings)
  • When users who are directly logged in reply to a message, the From line will no longer have the phrase  <By way of {name}>
  • Enhanced security - no sharing of personal passwords!

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