BeachID Quick Reference

Each authorized CSULB employee and student has a BeachID account. A BeachID account consists of your username (either your nine-digit Campus ID or University provided email address) and your password, which proves you're affiliated with the University and enable you to use CSULB computing services. Access to specific campus systems is based on your role within the University.

BeachID URL:


Use your BeachID password to log in to BeachID-enabled services you've been authorized to access, such as:

Password Manager

The BeachID Account Manager is a web-based tool you'll use to manage your account. Use the BeachID Password Manager to:

Activate Your Account

If you are new to the University, you will need to activate your BeachID account at Activate BeachID Account.

Reset Your Password

If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it at Reset Account Password

Note:  you are limited to resetting/changing your password to one time per 24 hour period.  If you attempt to change your password within a 24 hour period of already changing it, it will not work until 24 hours has lapsed.  If you need to change your password within this freeze period, please contact the Technology Help Desk for assistance.

Password Expiration Every 365 Days

For security purposes, BeachID passwords must be changed every 365 days.  You may receive a standard reminder notification to renew your BeachID password as your current password approaches the 365 day expiration. If you do not change your password before it expires, you will be required to contact the Technology Help Desk for assistance. Their number for contact is (562)985-4959. You may also top by in person at one of their locations: Horn Center or Library 5th Floor.

Password Requirements

Your password is case-sensitive and must:

  • Be 10-16 characters in length
  • Contain three of the following four character types:
    • Uppercase letters (A through Z)
    • Lowercase letters (a through z)
    • Numbers (0 through 9)
    • Special characters (` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /)

Additionally, your password must not:

  • Contain spaces
  • Include any part of your full name
  • Contain non-English characters
  • Match any of your previous passwords
  • Your password will be locked after 5 unsuccessful attempts, which will require you to contact the Technology Help Desk for assistance of how to unlock your account.

Change Your Password or Change Your Security Questions

If you wish to change your BeachID password or change your security questions, go to Change Password / Security Questions

NOTE:  If you have configured your mobile device(s), such as smartphones, iPads, etc., to receive campus email or to connect to campus wireless networks, update your password on these device(s) with your new BeachID password in order for them to continue receiving your campus email and to automatically connect to campus wireless networks.

Look up E-Mail Address

If you have forgotten your BeachMail e-mail address or new @csulb email address and wish to look it up, go to Lookup E-Mail Address.


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