IT Services: Single Sign-On Coming Soon to OCAD U

 

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:45am

Beginning in June 2019 all OCAD U students, faculty and staff will enjoy the ease of Single-Sign On (SSO) for many applications supported by IT Services. Updated communications will be sent out to specify the exact date, once finalized, that these changes will be enacted.

What does it mean to have SSO for applications at OCAD U?

It means that for the following applications you will only be required to log in once with your OCAD U credentials while you are actively working on your computer:

  • myOCADU
  • Canvas
  • OCAD U 365
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Student Email
  • Payable
  • Format
  • And many more…

Will there be one unified log in page?

Yes! And it will look like this:

log in page

Why is IT Services doing this?

To enable students, faculty and staff to enjoy enhanced productivity as a result of single sign on. IT Services is consolidating authentication systems to realize these improvements and in doing so will also   increase the stability of IT systems at OCAD U.

A Note on Security

Phishing attacks are on the rise and with this unified login page, it will be easier for students, faculty and staff to recognize quickly if something is “phishy” or not. Many scams bring users to a fake login page and ask that they enter their username and password. We ask all members of the OCAD U community to be vigilant and to take care to accurately recognize the OCAD U login page.  Falling prey to phishing exploits or malware can have serious consequences personally as well as for the institution if information is given away to cyber-criminals.

IT Services will NEVER send unsolicited requests for passwords or personal information via email. 

To learn more about how to stay safe online, check out our tips and tricks at www.ocadu.ca/itsecurity and report any suspicious emails to itsecurity@ocadu.ca

 

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Courtesy, Red Embers
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Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:45am

Beginning in June 2019 all OCAD U students, faculty and staff will enjoy the ease of Single-Sign On (SSO) for many applications supported by IT Services. Updated communications will be sent out to specify the exact date, once finalized, that these changes will be enacted.

What does it mean to have SSO for applications at OCAD U?

It means that for the following applications you will only be required to log in once with your OCAD U credentials while you are actively working on your computer:

  • myOCADU
  • Canvas
  • OCAD U 365
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Student Email
  • Payable
  • Format
  • And many more…

Will there be one unified log in page?

Yes! And it will look like this:

log in page

Why is IT Services doing this?

To enable students, faculty and staff to enjoy enhanced productivity as a result of single sign on. IT Services is consolidating authentication systems to realize these improvements and in doing so will also   increase the stability of IT systems at OCAD U.

A Note on Security

Phishing attacks are on the rise and with this unified login page, it will be easier for students, faculty and staff to recognize quickly if something is “phishy” or not. Many scams bring users to a fake login page and ask that they enter their username and password. We ask all members of the OCAD U community to be vigilant and to take care to accurately recognize the OCAD U login page.  Falling prey to phishing exploits or malware can have serious consequences personally as well as for the institution if information is given away to cyber-criminals.

IT Services will NEVER send unsolicited requests for passwords or personal information via email. 

To learn more about how to stay safe online, check out our tips and tricks at www.ocadu.ca/itsecurity and report any suspicious emails to itsecurity@ocadu.ca

 

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