What is Single Sign-On?


This article provides a definition of Single Sign On and how it is used and with what systems/services at Acadia University. 


Single Sign-On (SSO) is a login/sign-in method that allows a user to use one set of login credentials -- for example, a name and password -- to access multiple applications. It eases the accessing of systems by decreasing the number of times you need to provide your login credentials (username/email and password). 

Without Single Sign On, depending on the system, your login may be your Acadia username or email and the password may be the one associated with your Acadia account or system specific.  

Acadia Usage

Single Sign-On, at Acadia, is based on your Microsoft login credentials - your email address and password.  

If you are logged into a Microsoft resource, such as your email and you try to access a system that is set up for Single Sign On, you will not have to re-enter your password. 


Acadia Single Sign On Services

The following services use Single Sign On.

Please note: The list is updated as services are added (last updated July 2022)

  • Microsoft Resources: Email, Teams, SharePoint, Word, Excel etc
  • KnowBe4: Information Security Awareness Training
  • Library Systems and Services
  • Emergency Acadia Alerts System (Everbridge)
  • Residence Services System (Star Rez)
  • Recruitment and Applicant Services (Slate for Employees)


Further Reading

For more information, see the HUB Articles

What is my username and password?

How do I log into an Acadia service or system? 


Article ID: 1162
Fri 6/24/22 1:56 PM
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