Claim My Account

How to Claim My Account (for NEW Employees)*

* New employees and optionally new students in grades 6-12 can claim their NCEdCloud IAM Service accounts.  Students in Grades K-5 do not have the ability to "claim" their accounts.  Teachers (through their "My Students" tab) and employees with a priviledged role (LEA Administrator, LEA Data Auditor, LEA Help Desk or LEA Student Help Desk), can provide younger students with their Username (Student Number) and default password shown in their profile (or set the password to something easier to remember).  Additionally, LEAs can choose to use an alternate form of authentication for students in grades K-5 such as NCEdCloud "Badges" or pictographs.  Information on how Teachers can provide account information to their students is presented on the Teachers page of this website.


This page provides links and resources to help new users Claim their NCEdCloud IAM Service Accounts (NCEdCloud Accounts) to use when accessing Home Base applications or any other applications or resources their LEA or Charter School has had integrated.  In particular, LEA and Charter School users with privileged roles (LEA Administrators, LEA Data Auditors, LEA Help Desk, and LEA Student Help Desk), should familiarize themselves with the Claim Account Process so you can assist your users if they encounter any difficulties.


As new employees and students enter your district or charter school each school year, they can be directed to this page for more information.  After going to, the user will click on the Claim My Account button in the middle of the login screen.

Users will then see the Claim Policy form with the default setting of LEA Employee Claim Policy. (If a student in grades 6-12 has been instructed to claim their account through this process, they will need to select the Student Claim Form). After selecting "Next", the Claim Account process involves three (3) more screens: The Employee Claim Form (or Student Claim Form) - where you enter some information about yourself; the Set Password screen; and the Challenge-Response Security Questions screen where you answer 5 or more of the questions presented. Before claiming your account you can watch the Employee Claim My Account Video which walks you through the process. The (optional) grade 6-12 student account claiming process is described in the Student Claim My Account Video .

Note: When entering your birthdate, the format is YYYYMMDD with no dashes or slashes. Also, you will need your 3-digit LEA Code and Staff UID#.  Check the "I'm not a robot" box at the bottom of the screen and then the "Next" button.

If at any time the "Next" button doesn't work (remains "grayed out") then the information you entered is either in the wrong format (such birthdate) or may be incorrect in the source system (See Account Claiming Issues for help).



Note: Users who will require one of the privileged roles in NCEdCloud (LEA Administrators, LEA Data Auditors, LEA Help Desk and LEA Student Help Desk), will be required to setup Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) once the role is approved.  Information on requesting privileged roles is on the Privileged Roles page, and information on setting up MFA for using a One Time Password to login is found on the MFA page.


NOW, if you're all ready to go, Click the Claim My Account button!

What Can I Do?

Once you have your IAM Service account, you can login to your NCEdCloud Account by going to (please see the FAQs on "How Do I Login to the IAM Service" and "How Do I Bookmark the IAM Service".). When you login, you will be at the "Applications" tab and will be presented with icons of Home Base applications your LEA or Charter School is using, and any opt-in applications or resources your LEA or Charter School has integrated with the IAM Service. You will also have access to End User Training videos through the RapidIdentity Training Icon.

You will also be able to see your profile information (under "Profiles / My Employee Profile") as well as have the ability to change or reset your password and Challenge-Response security questions.