UCPath System Access (Security)

Access to perform transactions (payroll, HR transactions, creating positions, or funding) in UCPath is governed by KSAMS and determined by your job duties. This page explains the process for requesting UCPath access. Access may vary from person to person, based on what their job requires. The topics on this page explain types of access and where to find more information.

UCPath Access Request Online Form

KSAMS Process Web Graphic

Requesting Access is a Four Part Process

Review what access you need for work
Review the KSAMS requests process
Create a request with roles and departments
Approval provisions access

Review Access You Need for Work

Your primary resource to help understand what security roles you need to requested for user’s work is UCPath Roles Wiki. Roles Wiki gives you an in-depth understanding of each KSAMS role.

Review the KSAMS Requests Process

KSAMS Security Access Guide for UCPath Access

Create a Request with Roles and Departments

Utilizing KSAMS (Kuali Security Access Management Systems), create a new access request or a request for removing existing access.

Remember there are two types of roles needed for a new user: Role security and Row Level security.

Approval provisions access

How Do I Know If Access Has Been Approved?

  • KSAMS notification email
  • You are able to navigate to pages shown in Roles Wiki
  • You are able to bring up the people online you are approved to process

UCPath Roles by Functional Area

Roles Wiki

Your primary resources to help understand what security roles you need are the UCI UCPath System Access website and the UCPath Roles Wiki. Roles Wiki gives you an in-depth understanding of each KSAMS role.



Talent Acquisition Manager module enables users to create job openings, get approvals for openings, post job openings, manage candidates and applicants, and make job offers before submitting a candidate for hire.


For users expected to perform payroll transactions such as processing additional pay entry for employee, PayPath transaction, one-time pay, payroll request, or experienced-based pay.


Roles for users who perform Human Resources transactions or approve them. These transactions include hire, extended absences, PayPath, Forms, position management, and time upload.


Users who have accounting or budgeting responsibility to maintain position funding, Work Study inquiry, funding entries, direct retros, or benefits cost transfers.


The Benefits module in UCPath is automated in enrolling employees into benefits programs based on rules and criteria. With the role of Health Care Facilitator, a user can maintain information on beneficiary and their dependents.


UCI UCPath Reporting has a range of reports written exclusively by UCI using Cognos system. There are also reports in UCPath Online; to request those roles, see link below. For the UCPath Cognos Reports Security and a list of the available reports, please visit the UCPath Reporting Security page.

For UCPath Online report roles, please click the link below.

Other Support

Roles for users who perform support functions, such as supporting approvals process (AWE), view security information, view error reports for failed processes.