We’re in a digital age in which it seems that nearly every website requires a password, with various lengths and combinations of letters, numbers, special characters, and capitalization. It can be frustrating to juggle all of those passwords. Even, worse, they can be easy to crack by unauthorized parties if you resort to using easy-to-remember combinations or to storing all of your passwords in one place.
Fortunately, navigating the most frequently used services around Northeastern doesn’t have to be so cumbersome, thanks to the university’s single sign-on service, which is getting an upgrade on July 16.
SSO allows you to access certain authorized applications and resources by only logging in once with your myNortheastern username and password. Once you log in to an online application that uses this service, you’re able to access other university online resources without needing to log in again for each one.
Beginning July 16, SSO is getting a series of updates, most of which are under the hood to improve performance. However, the most noticeable update will be the look of the login screen.
When logging in to a site that uses SSO – which includes frequently used sites such as the myNortheastern portal, Blackboard, G Suite services (including Gmail), SAIL, Banner, and Scholar OneSearch – you’ll see a newly designed screen for entering your credentials.
This new page design helps build a cohesive Northeastern experience across the enterprise using the One Northeastern brand. It was also developed with digital accessibility in mind. Emails are going out to the university community to inform you about this updated look, though how you submit your credentials through SSO will not change.
After the July 16 update, services using Northeastern’s SSO will remain secure, and convenient to access with just a single password.