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Here at the University of Kentucky, your linkblue is your UK username and password that gives you access to many essential resources like email, the myUK portalsoftware, and more. 

Your linkblue account is unique to you and created when you are accepted as a student or entered into payroll as an employee. To begin using your linkblue, you must follow all the steps to activate your account. This process includes setting up your password, enrolling a device in multi-factor authentication, adding password recovery options, and choosing your University Email Address. 

Before you begin setting up your linkblue, make sure you have your temporary password ready. Your temporary password was given to you in your acceptance letter (students) or via email (employees). 

Once your linkblue is activated, most UK technology resources will require you to log in using your linkblue username and password. 


Need help with your linkblue?

If you are ever locked out of your account, please use one of the methods below for technical assistance.

  • If you’ve lost or forgotten your password, visit to follow the prompts to reset your password.
  • University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff:
  • UK HealthCare employees:
    • Call UKHC IT Service Desk at 859-323-8586