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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

StarID: MSU's new login coming Dec. 19

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/starid/info.html

What you need to log onto campus assets online

Welcome to the ITS page with all of your information needs regarding StarID. Check back regularly for updates about progress on the StarID transition.

Below you'll find information on:

What is StarID and why are we transitioning to it?

StarID is the central MNSCU authentication system. You may already be using it -- if you use systems such as eTimesheet, for example, you'll already know your StarID. If not, don't worry, we'll walk you through how to get your StarID ready and activated.

We're transitioning to StarID as part of a broader MNSCU process of standardizing onto a single sign-on. By getting rid of our campus credentials, we'll be able to use systems across the MNSCU system without having to remember several independent user names and passwords. This will help students who take courses and credits across multiple MNSCU institutions, faculty and administrators who need to share data and systems across different institutions, and on-boarding efforts for new faculty, staff, and students.

ITS is working fastidiously to make the process as easy and effortless as possible for our campus. For a very high-level overview of what your process will look like, please see below. We'll be adding more information over the course of the coming weeks and months, as well as sending every member of our campus an email with more information about their transition soon. In the meantime, feel free to visit our FAQ page for more information, and bookmark this page for regular updates. 

StarID for the Faculty

Faculty members and instructional staff will have an opportunity to opt in to a few early adopter groups. These groups have very limited enrollment and will be used to help beta-test the conversion.  An email with instructions for how to opt-in will be sent out in early November.

All faculty who are not part of the early adopter groups they will be transitioned to StarID at 1:00 a.m. on December 19, 2013. Details on how to manage your transition will be coming in the coming weeks.

StarID for Students

Students will all be transitioned to StarID at 1:00 a.m. on December 19, 2013. Instructions on how to manage your StarID conversion will be sent to you early in December.

StarID for Staff

Non-instructional staff will be transitioned to StarID at 1:00 a.m. on December 19, 2013. Instructions on how to manage your StarID conversion will be sent to you early in December.

What if I need help once I'm converted?

ITS plans to post a series of web-based training resources designed to assist you in setting yourself up with StarID. In addition, we plan to have a very visible presence around campus during the first weeks after conversion and into spring semester. Conversion "deputies" will be roaming campus in t-shirts labeled "StarID? Ask me!" We'll also have outpost support locations positioned strategically around campus with deputies trained to help you with any issues you have with the conversion. The process is likely to be complex, but ITS will be there to help you every step of the way.

More questions? Just ask us!

If you have questions or concerns that need immediate attention, please email us. Someone will respond within two business days.