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University Single Sign-On

The University Single Sign-On (SSO) service makes our lives easier, but relies on all of us using strong and safe passwords.

What is SSO and why is it useful?

The University Single Sign-On (SSO) service makes our lives easier because it means that our Raven password:

  • authenticates us to access lots of University websites, as well as external websites, documents and research

  • is synchronised with other systems such as CamSIS, CHRIS, Microsoft and shared areas via Desktop Services.

It means we can access most of the things we need while at the University without having to remember lots of passwords. It's also more secure because we won't be tempted to write our University passwords down or make them too simple.

Which systems does it cover?

The University SSO service covers:

  • CamSIS
  • CHRIS
  • Desktop Services
  • Email (Hermes and Microsoft Exchange Online)
  • Employee Self-Service (ESS)
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Microsoft 365 (including OneDrive and Teams)
  • Moodle

When you change your password, the SSO service automatically synchronises your new password across these systems so that your new Raven password will give you access to them. It may take 30 minutes or so for all of them to synchronise.

How do I keep my password safe?

The disadvantage is that if someone else gets your Raven password and compromises your account, they have access to all these systems.

It is crucial, therefore, to:

You might also want consider using a password manager.

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