New look for single sign on

CQUniversity’s single sign on (SSO) page will soon have a new look and feel. Changes will be rolled out from Thursday, 19 October with an update to systems already on the new SSO. Following this, systems such as Moodle, Handbook and MyCentre will transition from Thursday, 26 October.

Keep reading our Frequently Asked Questions for more information, and a sneak peek at the new look…

What is SSO?

Single Sign On or SSO, is used by the University for ease of access to a number of services, such as Google and Moodle. Currently, the University’s SSO provider is Open AM. You are probably familiar with the current sign in screen, which looks like this.

Open AM screenshot

Why are we making changes?

CQUniversity is changing providers, from OpenAM to ADFS. Making this change allows for even better integration of single sign on for you, and is better able to be supported, providing you with greater reliability and better service.

Applications that are moving to the new SSO provider are:

  • Google
  • Library Search
  • (Libcal) Library Study Room Bookings
  • StudyLink
  • Mycentre-apps
  • Handbook
  • MyCourses (Student Portal)
  • Moodle HE
  • Moodle VET
  • Sonia; and
  • MyCentre.

When is this happening?

On the 19 October you will start to see changes to systems that are already using the ADFS provider, such as CQU365. Following this, the systems listed above will be transitioned on the 26 October.

What will this new SSO page look like?

We’re glad you asked! Our new page provides more help options and support straight away, should you need it. The new sign in screen will look like this.

ADSF

What do I have to do?

These changes will happen automatically, and there will be no associated system downtime. Whether you have a student or staff log in, you can continue to use either your username/number OR your email address.

Cybersecurity –  remember to stay safe!

It is always good practice to take note of the url you are clicking through to. You should always look for a green lock, as well as ‘adfs.cqu.edu.au’ in the SSO link.

ADSF Security

Need help?

For more information, or if you have any concerns, please contact TaSAC at tasac@cqu.edu.au or on 1300 666 620.

Stay tuned for more updates and improvements from TaSAC over the coming months! 

 

Ashleigh Truscott (https://cqunilife.com)

I am a CQUni alumnus, who graduated back in 2010. Straight after graduating, I took a job in media, and later returned to CQUni working full-time as Student Communications Assistant. I remember all too well the panic fuelled ‘all-nighters’, getting lost on campus, confusion over systems, and the general feeling of being unsure. I'm excited to share my experiences and provide some insights into university life.


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