Authentication

Service Description

Authentication allows you to establish the identity and authenticity of a person, computer, or application. Authentication often involves verifying something the user knows (e.g., a UW NetID and password) or something the user has (e.g., a security token or private key).

UW Information Technology supports several enterprise authentication services to help you enable secure access to Web sites, online information, desktop computers, walk-in labs, and other resources, while adhering to UW information security policies.

If you require a 2-factor token and have a valid UW NetID, you may request one by filling out the Security Token Request Form.

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 (weblogin.washington.edu) for entering and verification of user credentials; supports "federation" via InCommon and SAML protocols; software options include Pubcookie and Shibboleth (preferred) for Apache and Microsoft IIS Web servers.
  • Token Authentication Service - Provides multi-factor authentication using Entrust tokens as a 2nd authentication factor for access to more sensitive UW applications.
  • UW Windows 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

Security 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: 04/25/2015