CALPADS Login

Login

The CALPADS “Login” page allows an authorized user, who has been assigned a User ID and Password, to log in to CALPADS. The role(s) assigned to users determine which interface the user has permission to access and which functions the user has permission to perform. The user system roles and system access levels are set according to the CDE specifications and are assigned to each user by a system administrator. The user may use the Forgot your Password link to retrieve his/her password. Upon successful login, the CALPADS “Home Page” is displayed, allowing the user to navigate to specific applications throughout CALPADS.

A user will access the CALPADS login screen by typing the URL or clicking shortcut. The Login Screen requires the user to enter an userid and password. A first-time user must register with the application using a time-limited (expires after 24 hours) user link that will be emailed to the account associated with Account ID. This will initiate their login and password assignment flow.


Login Screen Elements

Picture of the CALPADS login screen elements. Elements numbered in order listed below.

Number 1 Username/ID

Created by the CDE or LEA Admin. Email address format. Received via email to the user.

Number 2 Password

Must meet the following requirements:

  • be at least eight characters in length
  • not any of the previous 10 passwords used
  • note be the same as the logon and username -contain characters from three of the following four categories:

    • at least one uppercase letter (A though Z),
    • at least one lowercase letter (a through z),
    • at least one number (0 through 9)
    • at least one special character (!,@,#,$,^,&,,-,=._,+,?)*

Number 3 Remember my Login

When checked, the browser automatically populates the password check box.

Number 4 Login button

If selected, the system will perform the specified operation. Five consecutive failed login attempts will result in the account being locked for 30 minutes.

Number 5 Forgot your password?

If selected, the system will confirm email, then generate a time-limited, one-time use link emailed to the address associated with the account.

Number 6 CALPADS User Agreement Section

Contains the terms and conditions of usage and policies that LEAs are expected to abide by. Users are required to select the checkbox preceding the terms and conditions indicating their acceptance of the agreement.


Forgot Password

In the event a CALPADS user is unable to log in to the application, the user has the option to initiate the reset process by clicking the “Forgot Password?” link located on the login page.

Picture of log in screen with Forgot Your Password link emphasized


Forgot Password Dialog

The next screen will display a dialog box asking to confirm the user's email address. Once entered and submitted, the email address is authenticated which then initiates the process of generating an email containing a custom time-limited token and link to the page where the user can reset their password. This process can also detect whether the requestor is a first-time user of CALPADS

Picture of the Forgot Your Password dialog box requiring user to enter email address and click on submit.


Reset Password

After submitting the email address for the CALPADS account on the forgotten password screen the system will confirm email address. If the email address is confiremd a time-limited, one-time use link emailed to the address associated with the account. If the link is selected you will be redirected to the Reset Password screen.


Reset Password Screen Elements


Picture of the Reset Password screen with email address, password and confirm password fields required to be populated.

Number 1 Email

Created by the CDE or LEA Admin. Received via email to the user.

Number 2 Password

Must meet the following requirements:

  • be at least eight characters in length
  • not any of the previous 10 passwords used
  • note be the same as the logon and username -contain characters from three of the following four categories:

    • at least one uppercase letter (A though Z),
    • at least one lowercase letter (a through z),
    • at least one number (0 through 9)
    • at least one special character (!,@,#,$,^,&,,-,=._,+,?)*

Number 3 Confirm Password

Must meet password security requirements and must match "New Password"

A successful password reset will be confirmed by the system and the user will be provided a link to return to the login screen. If you cannot succesully reset your password you should contact your CALPADS Administrator. If you are the CALPADS Administrator contact the Service Desk.


Reset Password Confirmation Dialog

Picture of Reset password Confirmation dialog screen