Tufts students, faculty and staff memorize a number of passwords to access Tufts’ various IT systems. In order to both simplify the user experience and increase data security, UIT is continuously working to consolidate additional passwords used by our community members to access Tufts systems into one Tufts Password. This project is called Tufts Simplified Sign-on.
Do I have to do anything or contact anyone to get a Tufts Username and Tufts Password?
No. All new students, faculty, staff, and affiliates are provided with a Tufts Username (formerly referred to as a UTLN) and Tufts Password.
I'd like to change my Tufts Password. Is there an easy way to do that?
Yes. Tufts Tools, located at http://tuftstools.tufts.edu, provides secure and convenient forms to change your password, recover a forgotten password, and request help with your Tufts Username (formerly called your UTLN).
When I changed my network login password, I couldn't access email on my mobile phone anymore. Why did this happen?
Your Tufts Password provides authentication for many systems and if you change it for one system (network drive access, for instance), it will update in all of the systems and applications that use it (such as email). If you've saved your password in your email application on your mobile device, you'll need to update your device application settings as soon as possible to keep from being locked out by your saved password. Click here for a partial list of services that use your Tufts Password.
I have my web browser set to save passwords. Can this cause a problem with my Tufts Password?
Yes. Aside from being a security risk, your browsers saved (cached) password will block your opportunity to manually enter your updated Tufts Password. You should remove your saved passwords and disable any Save my password features in your web browsers. Click one of the links below to view a short tutorial.
Clearing Saved Passwords in Firefox
Clearing Saved Passwords in Internet Explorer
What about other systems that don’t use the Tufts Password?
Systems like SIS, PeopleSoft, Kenexa, or other applications that use unique passwords will still use their current authentication method. In the future we hope to add many more applications to the list of those using the Tufts Password.
How do I know if an application is using the Tufts Password?
Often, services that use your Tufts Username and Tufts Password display the distinctive Simplified Sign-on (SSO) logo. You can also view the list in the table below or ask your IT Support provider .
A partial list of services that use your Tufts Username and Tufts Password (Simplified Sign-on):
| Tufts Email || || Network drive access || ||VPN & VPN Network Connect|
| Tufts Library Services || ||Research Storage|| ||Tufts Whitepages|
| Adobe Connect || Spark Tools || DARS |
| Emerald/Thinwire Web ||wEmboss||TUSK|
| Gartner || GIS Center || Microsoft Download Utility |
| Research Cluster || Emboss ||ILLiad|
| Tufts E-Academy ||Videoconferencing|| Events Calendar |
|Proofpoint|| Elists ||PeopleSoft Financials|