Directions for Setting up Directory ID and Password

To set up the Directory ID and password for the first time please visit the Division of Information Technology's Activate Your Directory ID website.

You will need to verify your identity by filling out the form using one of the below:

To change the identity type, please use the drop-down as shown below:

Remember your Directory ID and password. The Directory ID and password will be used to access all UMD accounts including Testudo, Canvas, vSMith, and more.

Multi-Factor Authentication Requirement

All UMD students must use multi-factor authentication to log into all university resources that use the Central Authentication System (CAS).