Blue Demon Card Mobile Credential: Getting Started

All current students and employees are eligible for the mobile credential. Please note that other DePaul affiliates such as alumni and Friends of DePaul are not eligible. New students who have received their BlueKey login credentials and set up BlueKey MFA can take the steps listed below.

Adding the Mobile Credential

  1. Install BlueKey MFA (if you haven't already)
  2. Review Blue Demon Card photo guidelines
  3. Submit your photo as soon as possible. If you visit this link and you already have an approved photo that you are satisfied with, skip this step. Check your BlueM@il for confirmation when your photo is approved (usually 2 business days)
  4. Follow instructions to install the Blue Demon Card Mobile ID on iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android phone. Review device requirements
  5. Problems? View the Blue Demon Card FAQs or contact the Help Desk

After completing steps 1-3, follow these video tutorials (Step 4):

iPhone and Apple Watch Setup

Android Phone Setup

Full user guide and FAQ for Apple Wallet, Samsung Wallet, and Android Wallet?

To access the full User Guide & FAQs for each of the available digital wallets, please use the links below:

After the mobile credential is on your phone

Transact eAccounts app and eAccounts web page

Manage Demon Express, iPrint, Meal Plan accounts from either the Transact eAccounts app or the eAccounts web page. The app is installed on your phone during the process of adding the mobile credential to your device. DePaul students and employees can make changes and check various accounts through the eAccounts app and web page. Tasks you can do:

  1. Make deposits
  2. Check balances
  3. View account history
  4. Change profile photo
  5. Activate or deactivate your ID card

Would you like a physical Blue Demon Card?

Although the Blue Demon Card on your mobile device works at card readers all around university campuses, DePaul students, faculty, or staff members may still want a physical Blue Demon Card. The first step in obtaining a card is to submit a photo online based on profile photo guidelines. You can then visit a Blue Demon Card office to request a physical card during office hours.

Where can I use my Mobile Credential?

  • Door Access
  • Libraries
  • Dining Services
  • Bookstore
  • Parking
  • Printing & Copying
  • Ticketed Athletic Events
  • Entrance into Ray Meyer Rec Center

Door Access and Card Readers

The Blue Demon Card is used on card readers and door access points throughout the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses. Although the goal is to ensure that card readers work with the Blue Demon Card all of the time, sometimes readers can malfunction or changes need to be made. Review the list below to either contact the Help Desk or make a request.


The Ventra U-Pass provides unlimited rides for eligible DePaul students on CTA buses and trains during the Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarters. The U-Pass is not available during the Winter Intersession.

Mobile Credential Requirements


iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or later

iOS 12 or later

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 1 or later

Watch OS 5 or later

Apple ID

Signed into iCloud. If two devices are used, both must be

signed into same iCloud account.

Android Phone

Version 6.0 or later; NFC enabled device capable of

supporting Google Pay or Samsung Pay

eAccounts Mobile App

Loaded from Apple App Store or Google Play stores by

searching Transact eAccounts