Single Sign On

CQUniversity has a single sign on (SSO) page to make your sign on experience easier and more reliable.

But in order to make the sign in process to our CQUni sites even easier within Google Chrome, we will be enabling the Single Sign On browser extension from Monday, 6 August.

This will mean, with this extension enabled on your computer, you will be automatically logged into to the majority of our CQUni sites if you’re accessing them through Google Chrome.

Other than making your sign in process easier, this change won’t have any other noticeable effects.

Keep reading our Frequently Asked Questions about Single Sign On…

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. The current sign on screen looks like this…

ADSF

Why do we use SSO?

CQUniversity changed providers in 2017, from OpenAM to ADFS. Making this change has allowed 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 use SSO are:

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

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

With the changes to Single Sign On Browser extension coming this Monday, 6 August you may notice this little guy mask beside your URL bar in the Chrome browser once we enable this, but don’t worry about him – he’s just there to make sure it is all working smoothly! He will normally appear blank, however, once you’re successfully logged into a CQUni site, a blue ‘CQUni’ banner will appear across the icon.

Need help?

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

 

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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