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TAF (Temporary Affiliate Form)

A Service of IET

TAF is a process created to grant external constituents (visiting faculty, concurrent students, vendors, and others) access to UC Davis computer resources. By registering for temporary access, affiliates have access to the UC Davis network, a email address, and a unique user name and password which is used to verify identity and enable subsequent access privileges to various parts of the network.

When a person has been approved as Temporary Affiliate by a sponsoring department and verified by Information & Educational Technology (IET), they are given an identity in the Identity Management System and will receive the following:

  • An account (commonly referred to as a Kerberos ID)
  • An email address (<someone>
  • If they are a student, they will be issued a DavisMail account.
  • If they are faculty or staff, they will be issued an Office365 account. (Non-students get access to Google Apps without Gmail (GAPP permit).
  • Authorization to login to the UC Davis wireless network
  • An entry in the Online Directory (
  • An account in the UC Davis central Active Directory (uConnect)
  • Directory information (name, account, etc.) will be set up in both the Active Directory and campus Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) systems
  • Access to add any “unrestricted” services offered through
  • By default, they are allowed access to the IET Campus Computer Labs (ILAB permit).

In addition to receiving access to these campus systems, it is important to note that with Kerberos ID and password, Temporary Affiliates may also have access to a number of other University applications owned by various departments. Therefore care should be taken to ensure that affiliate access is granted and reviewed according to University policy.

  • Provides a UC Davis Kerberos account used for campus single sign-on and a UC Davis email address for UC Davis-external users who need to access UC Davis computing resources.
  • Any UC Davis Faculty or Staff member may sponsor a person for a TAF account, subject to approval by identified departmental approvers. 
  • TAF access should be granted for the minimum duration required by business need, up to 365 days.
Get Started: 

Go to TAF online to register.

For questions or help with departmental approvers please contact