Logging in to Biola Services, Apps, and Systems

Introduction

To log in to any Biola system or service, you will need your NetID and the associated password. This includes common services like my.biola, wireless network access, and Canvas.

Your NetID cannot be changed.

The NetID consists of the first name, last initial, and one or more numbers (e.g. johnf59). Biola community members use the first time access process to set the NetID password, an alternate email address, and personal security questions. The personal security questions are part of the password reset process.

New students receive a NetID when they submit they are accepted or pay their required deposit. New faculty and staff receive a NetID on their start date.

Only one NetID is assigned to an individual. Faculty and staff include full-time and part-time faculty, faculty emeriti, full-time and part-time staff, and trustees. Students include full and part-time undergrad and graduate students.

Exceptions

The following services don't use your NetID, but instead have their own unique login credentials:

  • Google Apps (Uses your full email address and NetID password.)
  • Library Catalog
  • The Raiser's Edge

NetID FAQs

I am a Biola University alum, can I get a NetID?

Yes.

In fact, you may already have one. Anyone who attended Biola during or after 1989 should have a NetID. If you don’t know your NetID or if you have not been issued a NetID, please contact alumni@biola.edu.

How do new students receive their NetID?

New students receive a NetID automatically when they submit their required deposit. All students must go through the first time access process to set their password and create personal security questions.

How do staff and faculty receive their NetID?

New staff and faculty automatically receive a NetID within 24 hours of their start date. Before using their NetID staff and faculty must go through the first time access process to set their NetID password and create personal security questions.

I had a NetID once, but then I left Biola. Now I’m back. Will I get the same NetID?

Yes. Your NetID is a part of your permanent university record, and will never be assigned to another person.

Can I get a NetID for my spouse and/or children?

No. NetIDs are only available to individuals directly affiliated with Biola University.

Is it OK to let my family, close friends, supervisor, manager, or co-workers use my NetID and password?

No. Your NetID is for your exclusive personal use. It is a violation of Network Usage Policy to share your NetID and password. If someone has your NetID and password, this person can look up or change personal and confidential information about you, including your benefits package, tax information, grades, address, email account, and emergency contact information.

You are the only person who should ever use your NetID and password. Likewise, you should never use anyone else’s NetID and password, even if the owner says that it is okay.

Are my NetID and password secure?

Yes. The my.Biola login page uses SSL encryption to ensure that your username and password are secure. This is reflected in the URL (https://my.biola.edu).

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