IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

Authentication

Service Description

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.

If you require a hardware token for two-factor authentication, submit a Hardware Token Request.

Service Options

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.

Eligibility

UW faculty; UW staff; UW students; UW affiliated organizations

How to Order

Hardware Token Request

UW Information Technology Service Center
Location: UW Tower C-3000 (4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE)
Online Help Form: washington.edu/itconnect/help
Email: help@uw.edu
Phone: 206-221-5000
Business Hours: washington.edu/itconnect/help

Availability

Hours available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Price

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.

Support Information

UW Information Technology Service Center
Location: UW Tower C-3000 (4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE)
Online Form: washington.edu/itconnect/help
Email: help@uw.edu
Phone: 206-221-5000
Business Hours: washington.edu/itconnect/help


Maintenance

Last Review Date: 04/19/2017