Active Directory

Active Directory’s main purpose is to provide central authentication and authorization services for Windows-based computers. Active Directory also allows administrators to assign policies, deploy software, and apply critical updates to an organization. Active Directory networks can vary from a small installation with a few hundred objects, to a large installation with millions of objects.


All new full-time and part-time employees will have access to their GPC email account after the first or second day of employment with the college. Please visit Get My Login to retrieve your GPC username and password. If it is not there after two business days, please have your supervisor contact us by phone (678-891-3460) or enter a service request.

If you are a contractor or a temporary employee, please have your supervisor fill out the GPC Computer Access Form completely and understand that it typically takes a couple of business days to process, at the beginning of semesters it takes longer.

Below are the different passwords and what they are used for:

  • GPC  password: Email and PC login or your Laptop if thatís what you use, faculty and department web pages, iCollege, ESAMS, SMARTS, phone directory or any log in page on the web for GPC. To change your GPC password, please visit Get My Login, (DO NOT use Ctrl/Alt/Delete on the PC login screen or Webmail to reset this password anymore. Your password will be out of sync if you do)fill out the required information and on the next page, click on the "change this password" link, which you will find right under the GPC password displayed there. This password expires after four months. Please make sure to reset it periodically.
  • SIS password/PIN: SIS login only. To change the password, log in to SIS and follow the instructions.

  • SIS admin (Banner): SIS admin login only. To change your password, log in to SIS admin and in the upper right corner there is a "change password link".

  • ADP password: ADP log in only.

Setting/Changing Passwords

You can set passwords for all GPC email accounts you "own" on the Get My Login page.  The person listed as the owner of department email accounts will also be able to set their departmental email passwords from this page.  If you are not the owner of the email account you will need to ask the owner of the account (usually your supervisor) for the password.  If you do not know who the owner of the account is please contact the Service desk:  678-891-3460.

If you want to change your password, here are the criteria that qualifies as a secure strong password; it must contain at least 8 characters or more and be at least 3 of the following 4 choices:

1. Uppercase letters
2. lowercase letters
3. Special characters like *&%$#@)(?=
4. Numbers

An alternate to this is to come up with a short sentence using proper punctuation and spacing. example: "Four score and seven years agoÖ"(including the three periods at the end).