What will Cloud Authentication look like?

University of Idaho is working to reduce the possibility of authentication service failures for accessing applications. Today, being able to authenticate is limited by a highly available server cluster located on the Moscow campus. The new method utilizes cloud-based authentication that will allow users to authenticate even when connectivity to the Moscow campus is unavailable.

Early in 2020, University of Idaho authentication services will complete the migration to "Cloud Authentication." The Single Sign-On (SSO) process will change slightly and there will also be a slight change in how Duo MFA is displayed. See steps below for how these changes will look after the migration.

Security Reminder: Only enter your password on the following URLs: login.microsoftonline.com OR sts.uidaho.edu

Authentication Steps

Step 1 - Discovery - when a device has not previously been authenticated to the app being accessed (if previously authenticated see Step 2)...

Enter your full email address. This screen will only be displayed once per browser session.

You may also be prompted to select an account remembered by the browser.

Step 2 - Password - this will look different than it did before the app accessed was migtrated... 

NOTE: Password will now be entered at URL login.microsoftonline.com.

Step 3 - Duo MFA - this will look different than when it previously was on the right side of the screen...

NOTE: Duo MFA page will display as a full page but the options have not changed.