IdentiKey - Account Provisioning and Activation

Last Updated: 08/09/2017


Learn how IdentiKey accounts are created and activated.


IdentiKeys are created when you are accepted to the University of Colorado at Boulder. After being accepted, you can activate your IdentiKey by following the instructions below.


When your job appointment is entered into the payroll system, your IdentiKey will be created within one to two business days. To activate your IdentiKey see the instructions below. If you cannot activate your IdentiKey, check with  your payroll liaison to ensure your job appointment has been entered with the correct effective date.


Retirees who are being paid by the University of Colorado Boulder, will maintain their IdentiKey and email services.

Sponsored Individuals

After a current Faculty or Staff member at the University of Colorado Boulder has approved and submitted a sponsorship request for you, your IdentiKey will be created. To activate your IdentiKey, see the instructions below.

Non-Primary Accounts

Non-Primary Accounts (also known as Secondary accounts) can be requested by contacting the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from an on-campus phone). Once the IdentiKey for the non-primary account has been created, you will activate it by following the instructions below.

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