July 16, 2020

Information Technology working to enhance login system

The Office of Information Technology is working to enhance the user experience for faculty, staff and students on campus while improving security for accessing SIU systems and software. 

The transition from using a Network ID as the username to the users’ individualized SIU email address in combination with the password is underway. Eventually, the email address will be the standard sign-in for most systems and software across campus. However, not all systems can be transitioned to the new sign-in method simultaneously, so users may need to continue using their Network ID/password for some systems and email address/password for others.

During the transition period, users may run in to one of two sign-in windows. Either is valid and users need to enter the requested information. 

  • If a predominately Saluki maroon sign-in window appears, use your SIU Network ID and password.
  • If the clocktower appears on the screen, sign in using your SIU email address. 

Several smaller systems are already converted to the new sign-in system and work will continue through July 24. The transition will stop with the start of final exams week beginning July 27. Work will resume Aug. 6-12. Large enterprise systems like D2L, Tableau, SalukiNet and Slate are set for the changeover beginning Aug. 7, with the transition expected to take several days. 

Once most systems have been converted to the easier, more secure sign-in method, the OIT can start work on multi-factor authentication (MFA), an additional tool to keep credentials and accounts safe. 

Information on the new sign-in method and the current schedule for specific system/software transitions is available here. The transition schedule may fluctuate slight and the OIT will post updates as needed. 

For more information or questions, contact SalukiTech at 453-5155 or salukitech@siu.edu.