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 and students use their linkblue account to login to Office 365 and Google Gmail (G Suite). To log in to Office 365, your username should be <linkblueID> To log in to G Suite, your username should be <linkblueID>  Additional information is available at