Directions for Setting up Directory ID & Password

To set up the Directory ID and password for the first time:

  1. Visit the Division of Information Technology's Identity Verification website
  2. Click Activate Account
  3. Complete the form
  4. Click yes to proceed through the Security alert message if needed

NOTE: International Students who do not have a social security number, must use their Student ID (SID) number. Each student is assigned a SID number by the University of Maryland and received their SID from the Smith School's Admissions Office.



Please remember the Directory ID and password created. The Directory ID and password will be used to access Testudo, Canvas, MyUM, vSMith, and My Networth.

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).