EITS is upgrading a core service for accessing and signing on to university information services.
The new single-sign-on authentication service, UGA Single Sign-On, will be available July 20 for departmental systems to adopt.
As part of this upgrade, the look and feel of login pages and branding will change from Central Authentication Service to UGA Single Sign-On.
UGA SSO provides improved authentication mechanisms for information systems and better security and privacy for university data and information.
UGA SSO also provides the ability to use two-factor authentication to access web applications for departmental information systems—a critical enhancement that many units on campus have requested.
Web applications will be able to begin transitioning to UGA SSO after July 20. All applications must be completely transitioned to UGA SSO by March 6,.
During the transition, both the CAS login screen and the UGA SSO login screen may be encountered, depending on the application being accessed.
Both CAS and UGA SSO are valid login screens. When accessing CAS or UGA SSO, always check for a secure connection with “https” in the URL. The browser may display a lock in the browser bar.
Anyone concerned with the legitimacy of a site that looks like CAS or UGA SSO, should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the EITS Help Desk at 706-542-3106.
More information about the UGA SSO is at https://eits.uga.edu/access_and_security/uga_sso/.