The University of Kentucky Information Technology Services (ITS) created the term "linkblue" to define a directory account (user id and password) which can be used when connecting to many campus-wide systems, including myUK, Canvas and APEX Degree Planner.


Your linkblue account is created within a business day of when, as a student you are accepted, or as an employee you are entered into payroll. The linkblue account must be activated to login to many services. Detailed instructions on activating an account are available on the Activating Your Account page. For further linkblue information, visit the Account Services Site.


Employees use the linkblue account for Exchange Email. However, student email has moved to Google Gmail and Microsoft Live and are no longer associated with the linkblue account. Additional information is available at