Upcoming Changes to UIC Login Process
Technology Solutions is pleased to announce that we will be updating our authentication service as part of our efforts to modernize security and improve the technology experience at UIC. The Shibboleth single sign-on (SSO) system used to access most university web resources will be updated to utilize the UIC Microsoft login process.
What is Shibboleth/SSO? Heading link
Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication method that allows users to log in with a single ID and password to any of several related, yet independent, software systems. Shibboleth, UIC’s SSO solution, has been connected with a legacy authentication system called Bluestem, recognizable as the “Shibboleth UIC Login Page.”
When is it happening? Heading link
Technology Solutions will be making this change on Monday, November 21 at 7:00am.
How does this impact me? Heading link
- New Look for UIC Login Pages
Beginning November 21, most university resources, including Blackboard, Google Workspace, Box, and LinkedIn Learning, will present the “UIC Microsoft Login Page recognizable from UIC Microsoft 365 services.
- Use your full UIC email address
You will need to enter your full UIC email address, along with your UIC password, to access the application or service.
- UI Health Staff
When using the UIC Microsoft Login Page, UI Health staff use their UIH credentials instead of their UIC credentials. With this change, UIH staff will use their UIH credentials to access more university resources. Further details will be provided by UI Health administration.
Why is this happening? Heading link
- This change reduces the number of different university login pages, helping you be sure you’re using a legitimate login page.
- Reduces how often you are prompted for Duo 2-Factor Authentication. For example, with this new unified login process, if you are prompted to authenticate with Duo 2FA when accessing Microsoft 365 at office.uic.edu, and then you access Box at uofi.box.com, you will not be prompted to authenticate with Duo 2FA a second time.
Some older browsers will not support the new login process, so please review which browsers are compatible with the UIC Microsoft login page to avoid login issues.
What is NOT changing? Heading link
Some university resources, primarily within individual colleges/units, are using the Bluestem authentication system directly. Those resources will continue using the UIC Login Page for the time being, but will be transitioned to use the new login process over the coming year.
This change will not impact which university resources require Duo 2FA.
University of Illinois System resources using the Enterprise login page are also not impacted by this change.