Single Sign-On Now Available

Issue / Question
Message announcing single sign-on availability. 
  • What is single sign-on?
  • Is single sign-on available?
  • Platform
    • Moodle
    • BengalWeb
    • Box
  • Audience Affected
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Students
ISU’s Information Technology Services Department is excited to announce the new single sign-on features for many of the university’s information technology (IT) systems.  While this project is not yet complete, enough of the features are in place to enable users to begin to enjoy the benefits of single sign-on.
When ISU switched to a new Identity Management (IDM) program a couple years ago, the long term goal was for IDM to to move all of ISU’s IT systems into the new IDM program, both to improve security and to enact single sign-on at ISU. Single sign-on (SSO) means that users sign in once and are then able to access additional IT systems without having to re-log in. We are now far enough along in this project to make SSO available for ISU users.

In the past, if you logged into BengalWeb, for example, and then tried to access Moodle, you would be asked to log in again. With SSO in place, you will be able to log in to BengalWeb through the ISU Single Sign-On option, and you will not be asked to log in again to Moodle when you click on it. Instead, it will automatically open. 
This SSO option applies to many of ISU’s IT systems, including Talent Management, Moodle, Housing, Parking, Handshake, BOSS, Recruit, Box, Navigate, Barnes and Noble bookstore, and Quotly. Although SSO does not currently cover all IT systems, plans are in place to bring many more under the SSO umbrella.

For more information on this project, or for help logging in, please contact our ITS Service Desk at 208-282-HELP (4357) or via email at

Please call (208) 282-HELP(4357) or chat with the IT Service Desk for assistance.


Article ID: 142238
Wed 3/23/22 4:27 PM
Tue 8/1/23 11:19 AM