College ID Account


  • All Cabrillo users have a 7-digit college ID and corresponding password. If you are not sure what your College ID number is, please contact Cabrillo Student Services.
  • Your initial password is your birth date in mmddyy format. 
  • Account information and password changes are managed in Okta.
  • Student can use their College ID accounts to campus lab computers in classrooms and in the Computer Technology Center at both Aptos and Watsonville campuses, and to connect to the hawknet wifi networks.
    • Accounts are NOT active during semester breaks, and are valid only for students registered for the current term.
    • Access is via your 7-digit college ID number and password.
  • Staff, Faculty, Student Employees, Volunteers, and other employees also have a Cabrillo network username and password.
    • This account has a separate username and password, and is used for Cabrillo business purposes. 
    • Many Cabrillo web services are being migrated to use Okta single-sign on. Staff/Faculty/volunteers/employees should use their network username to sign in to all Okta services. Some, like Canvas, still use your College ID number at this time.
    • You cannot be signed-in to more than one account in Okta simultaneously. If you have both a College ID account and a Cabrillo Network account and need to edit your account information or change your password, you will need to use an incognito window in your web browser, or ensure you are signed into the correct account.

To reset the password for your College ID User Account:

  • Select “Reset Password” on the right side of this page.
  • Enter your 7-digit college ID number
  • You will be able to send a verification email to your recovery email address. The recovery email will be sent to BOTH your Cabrillo student email ( and your personal address, even if only one is displayed. Select “Send me an email”. If you have entered a recovery phone number in your Okta dashboard, you’ll be able to use that instead.
    • Your recovery email address is synced from the personal email you entered when applying to Cabrillo. You can update it in Cabrillo Self Service.
    • If you have recently changed your email address in Self Service, please wait at least one hour before attempting to change your password.
    • When you receive the email, click "Reset password" in the email message, or enter the verification code into the Okta webpage.
    • If you don't see the email, please check your spam folder. The email will be sent from
    • the password reset email will be sent to the Cabrillo Gmail address ( for Staff, Faculty, Volunteers, and other employees.
  • After verifying, you’ll be able to create a new password for your account. 

If you do not have access to your recovery email account, or are unable to reset your password for any other reason, please contact the CTC

To view more information about managing your account with Okta, click here: Manage account settings | Okta

If you know your current password and wish to change it, click on the following link to be taken to your Okta account settings, where you can change your password at any time:

Reset Password


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