Accounts, Passwords and Security

Pick up and secure your USD account, request account for new faculty/staff, and request access to resources.

Services that provide security, data integrity, and compliance for institutional activities. Includes identity and access management, security consulting and education, security incident response and investigation, and security policy and compliance.

Services (17)

Account Activation - USD Email

How to activate your USD account.

Account Request

How to request a USD account for affiliates or volunteers.

Anti-Phishing Policy

This tool is intended to cut down the number of scam email messages that many University students, faculty, and staff receive every week.

Banner Access Request

Request/change permissions to Banner Student and Banner HR including Finance, SDezBuy Purchasing, and Time Entry approval.

Cognos Access Request

Cognos is a business intelligence and performance management software suite. The software is designed to enable business users to extract data, analyze it and assemble reports.

Degree Works Advisor Access

If you are an advisor and do not have Degree Works access, your supervisor should complete this form to request access for you


Electronically send, manage, and access documents for signature, allowing for multiple signatures, all in a secure environment.

Duo Multi-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication provides a second layer of security to any type of login, requiring extra information or a physical device to log in, in addition to your password. By requiring two different channels of authentication, we can protect user logins from remote attacks that may exploit stolen usernames and passwords.

FoxIT PDF Editor

This allows users to remediate PDFs for digital accessibility.

ImageNow Access

Request ImageNow access.

Password Change or Reset

Your university password provides you with access to many resources. Every time you connect to one of these resources, you must prove you are who you say you are.

Patch Policy Exception

Use this form to request an exception to USD’s patch policy. Submit a separate request for each computer you are requesting an exception.

Permissions Request

Where to request/change permissions to Technology resources.

Safe Links

Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links is a product USD purchased to protect the University from phishing, ransomware, and other malicious activity embedded in email and documents.

Security Awareness Training

Security awareness training informs faculty and staff of the latest cybersecurity threats facing our campus community today.


TeamDynamix is an Enterprise Service Management and Project Portfolio Management software program.

TMA Access Request

Maintenance Management Software used by Facilities Management