For Staff / Faculty: Single Sign-On

What changes are coming to staff and faculty? 

The single sign-on (SSO) process is changing on Saturday, August 22nd. Once implemented, you will notice the single sign-on (SSO) page will look different than before.

This is what you need to know:

  1. When logging in, use your full Nipissing University email address as your username.
        e.g.: Use ‘’ instead of  ‘jsmith’
  2.  Your password is the same, but remains separate from your Gmail password. The password you use here would be the same password as WebAdvisor.

Please read the "What has changed with the Single Sign-On (SSO) process?" section for more details.

When are these changes coming? 

These changes will be implemented during the day on Saturday, August 22nd.

Why are these changes being made? 

The primary reason for these necessary changes is to make Microsoft Office 365 available to the student population. Without these changes, there would be two separate single sign-on processes with different sets of credentials for both Nipissing and Microsoft services. In order to address this, the username needed to be harmonized using Microsoft's standards.  

What has changed with the Single Sign-On (SSO) process? 

As a staff or faculty member, when you access the usual Nipissing University single sign-on page (SSO), you will be presented with a new set of two Nipissing University-branded Microsoft single sign-on (SSO) pages. The single sign-on page allows you to access such services as WebAdvisor and
On the first single sign-on page, your username on the new SSO login page will be your full email address (e.g.:  instead of jsmith). Your password will not be changed in any way – it will remain the same. 


sign in-new

On the second page, you will be prompted for your password, which has not changed.  

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Also note that the Blackboard mobile application will also start to use a single sign-on page to unify our authentication processes. In doing so, it also adds an extra layer of security. 

What services does the Single Sign-On change impact? 

Any student-facing Nipissing University service that uses single sign-on. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • The website 
  • Blackboard Learn - Web and Mobile versions 
  • WebAdvisor / Self-Service 
  • Microsoft Office 365