What is it?
Single sign-on (SSO) provides a secure method of accessing multiple web-based systems and applications without being required to log into each one.
How it works
Log into one supported University of Waterloo web-based system, and access other supported applications without having to enter your credentials again.
End a session
Simply close your browser (all browser windows) to end your single sign-on session.
Initiating a single sign-on session
Logging into a supported application
All University of Waterloo employees and students will enter their firstname.lastname@example.org address and WatIAM password when logging into a SSO supported application.
SSO and two-factor authentication (2FA)
If you have opted in for two-factor authentication (2FA) or are required to use it as part of your role, you will receive a DUO 2FA authentication prompt when accessing supported systems, even though single sign-on is enabled.
Things to remember
SSO is browser specific
If you open and begin working in a different browser, you will be prompted to begin a new SSO session.
Updated login pages
Login pages for single sign-on will look different than the login pages you may be used to seeing.
SSO session lengths
The length of a SSO session will depend on the specific application, and may range from one to 24 hours.