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What is the SSO and how do I sign in?

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The Single Sign On (SSO) is Loyola's application portal for faculty, staff and students.  It provides links to applications, such as Lora Self Service, Canvas, Medicat, Zoom, Parking Services, HowlConnect, Handshake and more.

For new students, faculty and staff , it is important that you go to and login to your Loyola Microsoft account first.  You will be forced to change our Microsoft password.  Once your Microsoft password has been changed, it will sync to your SSO account.  

New Student, Faculty and Staff login

1. Go to and login to your Microsoft account. Microsoft username is your Loyola email address.  Microsoft password is the first letter of your first name, the first letter of your last name, your birth date, followed by an uppercase LU.  Ex. Jane Doe born January 01, 2001  (jd01012001LU)  You will be asked to change your password.  This new password will be your Microsoft password and your SSO password.

2. Go to the Single Sign On. (

3. Login in with your username (everything before the @ symbol of your email address).

4. You password is whatever you changed it to on the Microsoft site.

Note:  Every time you change your Microsoft password, your password will change on the following systems, as well.


Lora Self Service
Loyno Secure wifi
Papercut printing on campus (lab application portal)


Faculty and Staff

All of the above
file server (eshare)


Why do I get an SSO expired message when I try to access my account?

The Single Sign On (SSO) does not work well when the url is bookmarked.  Sometimes a date is inserted in the bookmark automatically upon creation.  When you try to access the bookmark after that date, it will see it as expired.

To fix this issue, avoid bookmarking the SSO site.  You can get to it by going to the "Log into" pull down menu on the home page


Simply type in in the url space of your browser.  After you type it in once, it will autofill the next time.

Remember when logging into the SSO user everything before the @ symbol of your email address as the username.