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What is Raven?

'Raven' is the University-wide authentication service provided by the computing service. It provides a common way for people to log in to the University's online services, and to some of the additional resources that their College or Institution has given them private access to:

What Is Raven

Which systems use Raven?

Raven for staff and students

All new students and staff are given a computing services account when they arrive in Cambridge, which includes a password for Raven authentication.

If you joined before 18th February 2014, you will have been given a separate password for Raven. If you joined after February 2014, you will have been given a single UIS Password which is used for Raven, Hermes and Desktop Services.

Logging in to Raven

You will quickly become accustomed to seeing this login screen asking for your User-id (i.e. your CRSid) and password for Raven, whenever a website needs to check who you are and whether you have permission to access its content:

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Logging out of Raven

Always log out after using Raven to prevent anyone else misusing your account from your computer. Either:

  1. Quit your web browser completely, or
  2. Individually log-out of all the Raven-authenticated sites that you visited since you last opened your web browser, and then explicitly log out of Raven at: https://raven.cam.ac.uk/auth/logout.html

 

Raven for webmasters and developers

Raven authentication is available for University webmasters and application developers to incorporate into their projects, reducing the development effort required.

Information about Raven for webmasters

 

See also:

Introduction to Raven

Raven For Life: Using Raven after you leave Cambridge

How do I get a password for Raven?