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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

StarID

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/technologyservices/starid.html

StarID is a username that will be used across the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system to access information technology systems and services. As systems are configured to use StarID, the number of usernames and passwords students and employees will need to remember and use will be reduced. Ideally, a single username can be used to log into any system and that will be StarID.

COMMUNICATION -

  • E-Mail: Informational e-mail messages will be sent to students, faculty and staff.
  • StarID SMS TEXT REMINDERS: Text Message updates and reminders will be sent to those who subscribe.
  • To subscribe text the word StarID to 69310    (note 69310 is the phone number and include the message StarID. You will receive a confirmation message that you are subscribed to StarID reminders. After the StarID conversion, this list will go away.

TO ACTIVATE your StarID, go to https://starid.mnscu.edu, select Activate StarID to retrieve your StarID and set the password. You will need your MnSCU Tech ID number and last 4 digits of your social security number to activate StarID.

If you are unable to activate your StarID or ran in to problems then please contact ITS Service Desk  for assistance located 3rd floor of Memorial Library, 507-389-6654 or servicedesk@mnsu.edu. ITS Service Desk Staff are ready to help you complete the process!

Important notes for employees:

  • Employees will use StarID to access campus computers, MavNET wireless, ISRS, eServices, STARS, eTimesheet, Remote Desktop, and Early Warning System.
  • Beginning October 15, 2013, you must start using StarID to log into the above services. If you are working remotely on a laptop, the change will not take effect until you connect the machine on campus.
  • Your email address will NOT change. It will still remain firstname.lastname@mnsu.edu.
  • Mobile devices will need to be reconfigured with your StarID as the username. Please contact IT Service Desk for assistance.
  • Special Note For D2L: Only after the StarID cutover will you will use StarID to log on to D2L. Prior to cutover, you will continue to log on to D2L with the campus username  and password that you have always used to log on to D2L.

Students will be migrated to StarID in October, 2013.

Important notes for students:

  • Students will use StarID to access campus computers, campus WI-FI, Desire2Learn (D2L), and eServices.
  • Your email address will NOT change.

Any mobile devices currently synced to your email or WI-FI will need to be updated to StarID credentials (userid and password).

Don't delay in activating your StarID. Activating your StarID sooner rather than later decreases the possibility of forgetting to do it later and losing access to Saint Paul College services!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is a StarID?
  • What can I do with my StarID?
  • How do I change my password?
  • My password has expired.
  • What are the password requirements?
  • What's my Tech ID (also known as Employee ID or Student ID)?
  • What's my state employee number?
  • What's a verification code?
What is a StarID?

The StarID is a username that will be used across the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to access information technology systems and services. As systems are configured to use StarID, the number of usernames and passwords students and employees will need to remember and use will be reduced. Ideally, a single username can be used to log into any system and that will be StarID.

What can I do with my StarID?

Each college and university can enable access to their individual IT systems with StarID. The most common of these systems include; student and employee email, campus computers and printers, Desire2Lean (D2L) and eServices.

Check with Information Technology Services at your college or university to learn which of their IT systems have been enabled to use StarID.

A number of systemwide IT systems accept a StarID wherever the system is used. Here are a few of these systems:

  • ISRS - All ISRS administrative web applications are configured to use StarID for login. See a list of these applications. Student-facing applications (eServices) at schools that have integrated with the IAM system will accept StarID.
  • MoveItSecurely - MoveItSecurely facilitates the secure sharing of information.
  • STARS - STARS (Systemwide Training and Registration Site).
  • StarLAN - A wireless service that gives visiting employees and students access to the Internet.
How do I change my password?

To change your password follow these instructions:

  1. Visit the web site "starid.mnscu.edu"
  2. Select "Change Password"
  3. Login to the StarID Self Service Login page with your current StarID password, if prompted to do so
  4. Enter your new password into the text boxes
  5. Select the "Change password" button at the bottom of the page
My password has expired.

You may log into StarID Self Service with your old (expired) password — just follow the expired password link on the StarID home page. You'll be asked to change your password immediately.

What are the password requirements?

The password complexity requirement associated with the StarID complies with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities password security guideline. Passwords must meet or exceed these criteria:

  • Changed at least every 180 days.
  • Between 8 and 128 characters long.
  • Use at least 3 of the following types of characters: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, special characters.
  • May not have been used before.

Special characters include characters like these: !@#$%^&*()_+=-`{}[]|\:";'<>,.?/

What's my Tech ID (also known as Employee ID or Student ID)?

Your Tech ID (sometimes referred to as 'employee ID' or 'student ID') is an eight-digit number that identifies a person’s record in ISRS, the main record system used by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The school's HR office can provide employees with their Tech ID. Students can get their Tech ID from student support staff at their school.

What's my state employee number?

Your state employee number is an eight-digit number that identifies your record in the State of Minnesota payroll system called SEMA4. Your state employee number is often referred to as a SEMA4 ID because it is associated with the SEMA4 system. Your employer's HR office can provide you the SEMA4 number associated with your employee record in SEMA4.

What's a verification code?

A verification code is a case-sensitive string of letters and numbers that is temporarily associated with your StarID. The code can be used to verify your identity if you have forgotten your StarID and/or StarID password. You can obtain a verification code by first selecting the 'Personal Email' option. The StarID system will verify that an email address that you enter is on record in the system and then use it to send you a verification code. A verification code automatically expires in one hour and can be used only once.