Portal Problems

I'm sure I don't have a Portal ID
Go to www.cuny.edu, and click on "Portal Login/Blackboard/eSIMS".
Click on "Create a New Account" (next to "Portal Login." You will be asked for your last name, Social Security Number, and date of birth. Assuming this information has been entered correctly in the CUNYFirst system, you should be given a Portal ID. Follow the instructions for getting your password. If you get the error: "One or more fields below did not exactly match the data we have in our records. Please try again." Then see "the system does not recognize me" below.
I think I have a Portal ID, but don't remember it...
Go to www.cuny.edu, and click on "log in" at the bottom left.
Click on "Register". You will be asked for your last name, Social Security Number, and date of birth. Assuming this information has been entered correctly in the CUNYFirst system, you should either be given a Portal ID (because you didn't actually have one, in which case you should follow the instructions for getting your password) or it will tell you you already have one. It will not, however, tell you what it is. In this case, you should email Ken Lord , giving your first and last name and month and day of birth (not year), and he will email you your Portal ID. Then see below regarding getting your password. If you get the error: "One or more fields below did not exactly match the data we have in our records. Please try again." Then see "the system does not recognize me" below.
I have a Portal ID, but don't remember the password
There is a "forgot password" link on the "log in" page for the Portal.
I tried to get a Portal ID, but the system doesn't find me...
All information for Portal verification is in the CUNYFirst system. If you are a long-standing full-time faculty member, you should definitely be in CUNYFirst. If you are a newly-hired faculty member, or an adjunct that has only been recently hired, it is possible you are not. You should get a timetable from your department chair to see when your paperwork will be sent to Human Resources (HR), or contact HR directly to see how quickly you can be put in CUNYFirst.