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BlueNet Account and Office 365/CCSU Email Accounts and Passwords

Article ID: 118
Last updated: 09 Mar, 2023

Your BlueNet Account is a unique username and password which is used to access computing services both on and off campus. This is the only account you need to access most of our computer resources.  Your BlueNet account password is synchronized with your CCSU email / Office 365 account. 

Your BlueNet Account is used to access computing services on and off campus:

  • campus computers in classrooms, labs, and offices
  • A few specialized systems, including the Medicat portal.

How to Access:

Use CCSU Accounts Management to:

  • activate a new BlueNet account / Office 365 email account
  • reset your password (synchronized with CCSU email/Office 365 account)
  • manage your email account
  • manage your security questions
  • reset your CCSU email/Office 365 MFA (multi-factor authentication, also known as 2-step or two factor authentication)

Direct link: https://accounts.ccsu.edu

From the CCSU Home page, www.ccsu.edu:

  1. Click on CentralPipeline from the upper-right menu.
  2. Click on the Accounts Management button.  

How to Request:

For StudentsStudents can create and activate their own BlueNet account by using the Accounts Management systemFor detailed information and instructions, visit http://www.ccsu.edu/it/itservices/bluenet_account.html

For Faculty and Staff: A BlueNet account must be requested by a full-time supervisor or designee. Prior to requesting an account for a new employee, their record in Banner must be updated to reflect they are an employee in your department. This is done by HR. To request a BlueNet account for an employee, navigate to https://www.ccsu.edu/it/accountrequests.html and read the "Important Information for Department Head and Supervisors" which explains the process that must be followed. You will also find the Bluenet Account Request Form on that page.  In addition, all employees are required to sign the Acceptable Use Policy as part of the hiring process through Human Resources or Business Services. Once an account is requested, the new employee will use the Accounts Management system to activate their new account. 

For Guests/Vendors: A BlueNet account request for a guest or vendor of the University must be sponsored by a full-time employee. For more information and instructions for requesting an account for a vendor or guest, view Related Article # 11087

Access to Accounts Management is available to all students, faculty, and staff. 

Additional Information:

  • Your BlueNet account password is synchronized with your CCSU email / Office 365 account and expires every 120 days.  You will receive an email from CCSU Accounts Management approximately 7 days before expiration with instructions for resetting your password, however you may reset it anytime using the CCSU Accounts Management System at https://accounts.ccsu.edu
  • Reset MFA - if you no longer have access to the original phone number or device for MFA, log into the CCSU Accounts Management System at https://accounts.ccsu.edu, click Reset O365 MFA then follow the on-screen prompts to reset your MFA and set it back up with a new number/device. For more information about MFA, visit https://www.ccsu.edu/it/office365/mfa.html
  • Password resets on CCSU-owned Macs - when your BlueNet account password expires, it is best to reset it on your Mac. Instructions can be found on the CCSU Mac Computer Information Sheet
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