Authentication and Authorization Services

Northwestern offers many ways to help your IT system authenticate or authorize users. This includes Single Sign-On (SSO), Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Shibboleth (SAMLv2), Active Directory, and LDAP.


Available to

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff





How to Request Service

Click the "Request Service" button to the right.


Support Resources

Multi-factor Authentication

Northwestern Information Technology provides Multi-factor Authentication technology, adding an extra layer of login protection for Northwestern systems that use NetIDs and can support Northwestern’s MFA platform.
Multi-factor Authentication at Northwestern


Authentication and Authorization Methods

For IT systems administrators, you can find more information here about the methods you can use to authenticate and authorize members of the Northwestern community.


Other Resources