How does StarID support IT services?

The StarID is a username used to login to IT services. A key benefit of a StarID is that users will be able to log into multiple applications and services at different institutions using the same username and password: one ID, one password, everywhere.

A growing number of systemwide IT systems use StarID. Here are a few of these systems:

  • D2L Brightspace
  • Office 365 - the unified Office 365 tenant for email and collaborative services.
  • ISRS / eServices - All ISRS administrative web applications are configured to use StarID for login. 
  • eduroam - global WiFi access
  • Program Navigator - used to create and redesign academic programs and enter them into Program Inventory and ISRS.
  • CEMRS - Classroom, Event Management, and Resource Scheduling.
  • Minnesota State Connect - a systemwide SharePoint for cross-institution collaboration.
  • Secure File Share (formerly MoveItSecurely) - facilitates the secure sharing of information.
  • STARS - Systemwide Training and Registration Site.

More information can be found on the program status page.

StarID Authentication Services

The identity and access management program provides services that allow other applications and services to authenticate users with the StarID and password.

  • The StarID Enterprise Directory (SED) is available for LDAP authentication using StarID. This is the same directory already used by the enterprise systems listed above. Access to SED is available to those who have an approved service account.
  • The StarID system can also serve as an identity provider for federated access to an IT system using Shibboleth.

If you are interested in using StarID authentication services or would like to learn more before requesting a service account, please contact Sam Buchanan.

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