Information technology tools and resources at the UW
Authentication allows you to verify the identity a person, computer, or application. Authentication often involves verifying something the user knows (e.g., a UW NetID and password) and something the user has (e.g., smartphone).
Integration with authentication services is available via several options and protocols to secure access to web sites, online information, desktop computers, walk-in lab computers, and other resources, while adhering to UW information security policies.
Authentication service options include:
- Kerberos - Provides UW NetID authentication using the Kerberos network authentication system; also known as the "u.washington.edu" Kerberos realm.
- Web Authentication Services - Provides UW NetID authentication and single sign-on (SSO) to participating Web sites; provides a trusted web site for entering and verification of user credentials; supports "federation" via InCommon, eduGAIN, and SAML 2.0 protocol; software options include Shibboleth (preferred) and Pubcookie (deprecated) for Apache and Microsoft IIS Web servers.
- Token Authentication Service - Provides two-factor authentication using Duo for access to more sensitive UW applications.
- Microsoft Infrastructure - Provides an Active Directory forest for Kerberos and NTLM authentication for all UW NetIDs; also known as the "netid.washington.edu" Kerberos realm.
UW faculty; UW staff; UW students; UW affiliated organizations
How to Order
Hours available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee.
Service Level Description
Uptime: Continuous, all days and hours. Service issues will be addressed based on priority and resource availability.
Last Review Date: 04/19/2017