Single Sign-On Has Arrived!

Welcome back!  If you haven’t already heard, Kirtland has moved to Single Sign-on.  With this, comes a few changes on how you will log into some of your web applications (i.e. SparkyEmail, myKirtland, etc.), but the change shouldn’t be too big if you can remember your myKirtland login.

What is Single Sign-On?

The benefits of Single Sign-On (SSO) are that once you log in, you do not need log in again for certain web applications.  This also means that we are working towards a way in which staff and students have one username and password that gives each individual access to all their information with less hassle. We are going through the process of enabling these applications to work with our Single Sign-On system, so not all of them are available with SSO, but they will be in the future.

What applications are using Single Sign-On (SSO)?

The current applications that are using single sign-on are myKirtland, SparkyEmail, Canvas, and Rave Mobile Safety. In near future we will be setting up NetPartner (Financial Aid), Evergreen (Library Catalog), Library Databases and NoodleTools (Library Works-Cited Software) with SSO.  We will keep you updated as we keep adding services.

How do I know if a Kirtland application uses SSO?

If you get this login screen or if you find yourself magically logged in to a Kirtland web application after being logged in to another one.  If you do not see this login screen when accessing an application, log in with the username and password that you normally do.

How do I log in?

Username: Your Student ID#

Password: Your myKirtland Password

Some things to keep in mind when using SSO

If you are accessing an SSO-enabled web app on a computer that is used by the public, make sure to sign out and completely close your web browser when you are done with what you need.  Really, try to do this on any computer and make it a habit.  If you don’t log out and close, your information may be available to the next person that sits down at the computer you were on.  When not using any of these applications for 45 minutes, your session will end and you will have to log in again, but it’s good practice to log and close out when you are done.

Once you log in at the login prompt and are verified, you can access any other applications using SSO without logging in again.  If you jump from your myKirtland page to Rave, you may find yourself already logged in.  Do not be alarmed.  This is SSO in action.

What do I do if I have trouble logging in?

If you are having problems with SSO, please contact the eServices department and we can help.  We are trying to make this transition as smooth as possible.

About Stefan Holodnick

I have recently started working for Kirtland Community College as Online Services Developer under Title III Services. The goal of my position is to improve and implement new technologies that will better support students in their college experience; both online and in the classroom. I received my bachelor degree from Grand Valley State University and have taken several classes through Kirtland Community College.

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