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Available to: Students, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments, Alumni, Prospective Students, New/Incoming Students, Guests, IT Professionals

Cost: No charge

Identity Services provides each individual affiliated with the University with a unique alpha-numeric identifier called the BUID.

Some resources (e.g., libraries and building access) also require use of the University's official physical identity card - the BU Terrier Card - which includes the individual's full name, BUID, and affiliation.


Identity services unify a person's identity across multiple affiliations and relationships with the University, simplifying the provisioning and de-provisioning of access.

Key Features

  • A BUID establishes a unique identifier for each person
  • That identifier is used throughout the University to provide appropriate access to resources
  • Use of a single, unified identity helps ensure that appropriate access is maintained whenever a person's relationships with the University change



Getting Started