Step #1: Locate Your JHED ID

The first step in initiating your JHED account is to determine your JHED ID (or Login ID or LID). You can find your JHED ID by searching for yourself from any campus computer.

Visit and enter your last name in the Search box at the top right of the screen. Then click GO. If there is more than one person with your last name, locate yourself first, and click on your name. Your JHED ID (or Login ID or LID) will be displayed.

If you cannot conveniently get to a campus computer at one of our education centers, or you have access but cannot find yourself in the directory, you must call the HITS Help Desk at 410-516-HELP (4357) for assistance.

Step #2: Log in to JHED for the First Time

Once you have located your JHED ID, you can login to the JHED system and initialize your account.

From the initial screen, click FIRST TIME USER in the upper left corner. You may also click MYJH HELP and then How do I log in for the first time?

You will then be taken to the First Time JHED User screen. Enter your JHED ID (or Login ID or LID) in the box. A first time login to the JHED system requires that you verify your identity and set up your account.

You will be asked for your social security number and date of birth (NOTE: APL employees will be asked for their employee ID# instead). That information will then be verified and you will be asked to choose a new password, secret question, and secret answer.

Read the password requirements carefully before you decide on a password. The secret question and secret answer will be used to create a new password if you forget yours. If you list your e-mail address in JHED, you may request that your secret question be e-mailed to you. You then will use your secret answer during the login process.

Please keep in mind that JHED passwords expire every 180 days. When your password expires, you will be prompted to change it upon logging in to JHED.

For additional assistance, please call the HITS Help Desk at 410-516-HELP (4357) or send an e-mail to