Triton ID

Triton ID Frequently Asked Questions

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Last Update: September 21, 2021

Why is this change happening?Expand ContentCollapse Content

ctcLink: With the arrival of ctcLink and the ctcLink ID, the SBCTC has done away with the use of SIDs and PINs as a means to identify and authenticate students and staff alike, effective March 2021.

FERPA Compliance: As a result, the college is required to come up with a replacement way for students to log into Edmonds technology resources using a new type of username that is also FERPA compliant.

Convenience to the Student: Additionally, this requires us to provide ways for students to change a password, reset a forgotten password, or unlock their network account, both with and without Service Desk assistance, so students are prevented from being unable to take classes because they can’t log into anything (e.g. Canvas, Google, etc.)

Your Triton ID is what you will use to access Edmonds College resources including your Triton Email (Gmail), Google Account (Drive, Docs, etc.) EC Chromebooks, and more. To obtain your unique Triton ID, go to the Triton ID Lookup Tool and follow instructions to activate your account.

Triton ID Format:

First letter of first name.Last Name + 4 digit random number

(Note: Users with special name formats (one name), special characters, or spaces will be notated here)

Example: Edward Triton

Triton ID = e.triton1234


Your temporary password is the first two letter of your first name (first letter is capitalized) + last 6 digits of your ctcLink ID number.


Name: Eddy Blue

ctcLink ID: 123456789

Triton ID Default Password = Ed456789

Triton ID Temporary Password

After setting up your Triton ID, you may access your new student email account. This is called Triton Email, which is hosted by Google (GMail). To access your Triton Email account, proceed to and enter your information like so:


Password: Your Triton ID password

To learn more, visit our Triton Email information page.

To change or reset your Triton ID password, follow these steps:

  1. Proceed to the Triton Access page
  2. Log in using your Triton ID and Triton ID password
  3. On the top right, click on your name
  4. Select Settings
  5. Locate the Change Password section and enter the required information to set a new password for your account

Triton ID Password Change

If you have forgotten your Triton ID password, follow these steps:

  1. Proceed to the Triton Access page
  2. At the bottom of the sign-in area, select ‘Need help signing in?’ 

Select ‘Forgot password?’ and follow the instructions to reset your Triton ID password

Your Triton account is used to access Edmonds College resources. This includes the following:

Triton Email (Gmail)
Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.)
Computer Labs
Library Resources (Databases, eBooks, Library Account)
Virtual Computer Labs (Amazon Web Services AppStream)

Resources include:

    • Microsoft Office
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Visual Studio
    • And more!


If you need to manage your college business, including registering for classes, paying for tuition, etc. you will do this using your ctcLink account. Proceed to the ctcLink for Students page for more information.

Your ctcLink ID will allow you to access Canvas, pay tuition, look up your class schedule, review your student records, update their personal information, register for classes, and apply for graduation.

Your Triton ID will allow you to access G Suite applications including your new Triton Email (Gmail) account, connect to campus wifi, log in to computer labs, log in to checked out Chromebooks, and connect to virtual computer labs.

Each ID will allow students to access different college services

First letter of first name.Last Name + random 4 digit number

Note: Users with special name formats e.g. one name, special characters, spaces will be notated here.

Example: Edward Triton
Triton ID = e.triton1234

After setting up your Triton account, you may sign in to Google in order to access your Triton Email (GMail) and Google Suite applications (Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.).

Sign in to Google

If you are a returning student, you must be registered for at least one credit for you to access your Triton account. If you have been registered anytime before 2015, you will need to first re-apply to Edmonds College and register for at least one credit to access your Triton account. For assistance with the application process, contact Enrollment Services.