About Your NetID

Your NetID is the electronic key to a many computing systems and services at Duke such as email, file storage, software, ACES (registration and grades), and Sakai (course information). Students are automatically assigned a NetID upon matriculation. Faculty and staff are assigned a NetID upon hire.

Your NetID is different from your Duke Unique ID (DUID), a seven-digit numeric identifier printed on the back of your Duke ID badge. Non-student DUIDs are listed publicly in Duke directories.

When you are setting up your NetID password you should use a hard to guess combination of letters and numbers. Learn more about managing your NetID passwords.

Read tips for when you are leaving Duke

Additional security for your NetID

Multi-factor authentication (MFA), also referred to as two-step verification, provides an additional layer of security when logging-in. MFA is required when accessing the Duke@Work site. The IT Security Office strongly recommends MFA for other critical systems or sensitive data. Any Duke faculty, staff or student can set up MFA for their Duke NetID. Read more about multi-factor authentication.