Frequently Asked Questions:
What is login.slu.edu and how did I get here?
This website (login.slu.edu) is an implementation of the open source
project Central Authentication Server (CAS) from the JASIG Consortium.
CAS allows multiple websites to use the implementation of a Single Sign
On (SSO). The main advantage of a SSO solution is that you only have to
login once. So every site that uses login.slu.edu for authentication
will only ask you to login if you haven't already logged in. So when you
first go to a site using CAS you will be redirected to this site to
login. But don't worry you'll be taken back to the other site after you
What SLU Websites are using login.slu.edu?
At present the following sites/services are using login.slu.edu:
Is login.slu.edu secure?
Yes. Login.slu.edu encrypts your username and password using standard
SSL technology over HTTPS. All connections behind the scenes are also
encrypted between login.slu.edu and other SLU websites. In fact because
you only type your username and password in once, its actually more
secure as only one server now has access to your credentials. In
addition, other websites that would like to have a secure login, but
don't need secure connectivity for all of the content can use
login.slu.edu without having to deal with the overhead of a secure login
Why is ITS implementing this?
CAS is a standard technology that is being adopted by many different web
applications and services. As SLU adopts many of these services CAS will
become more and more important. In addition, Single Sign On capabilities
will be a great advantage to everyone. Also, by consolodating logins
through one site, ITS can more quickly switch authentication for
multiple sites if the need arises.
Which username and password is login.slu.edu using?
login.slu.edu uses your SLU Net ID and password. This is the password
that you use to login to many computers on campus as well as Banner,
mySLU and password.slu.edu. 'Behind the Scenes' login.slu.edu uses your
'Active Directory' password from ds.slu.edu or the SLU Domain.
How do I change my password?
If you would like to change your password, you can do so over at http://password.slu.edu
. If you still
are having problems after attempting to change your password there,
contact the ITS Service Desk at 314-977-4000.
I can't remember my password or username!
If you can't remember your
password, head on over to http://password.slu.edu. You may be able to answer
the challenge security questions based upon classes you have taken, addresses you have lived at, cars you have driven,
If you can't remember your username, look yourself up on SLU People
If you still can't get in after trying these out, contact the ITS
Service Desk at 314-977-4000.
I run a website at SLU, how do I use login.slu.edu?
If you want to
get logins for your site through login.slu.edu, contact the ITS Web Team
. 'CASifying' your application may be very simple or
rather complex. But the Web Team will be glad to help you out and get
your application using Single Sign On if possible.