Brown Account

Your Brown account is the username and password you use to access most Brown services, including Banner, Canvas, and Workday. In most cases, the username is a combination of your first initial and last name, sometimes with numbers added for uniqueness. (For example, professor Josiah Carberry's username might be jcarberr.)

Many (but not all) Brown services use our single sign on system, Shibboleth. Its login screen looks like this:

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Brown accounts are automatically issued to eligible members of the Brown community. You can activate your account, manage your password, manage two-step verification, and more at

You can request a Sponsored ID account for an affiliate (for example, external faculty collaborating with your department) through the Brown Card Office.

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