Single sign-on (SSO) changes
Coming October 19, 2022
You will notice a change to the Single Sign-On (SSO) page you use when logging into some university applications such as ConnectCarolina. The SSO page will initially only show an Onyen (or UNC Guest ID) field, and a Next button instead of entry fields for both your Onyen and password. We are changing the SSO process to enable the University’s Carolina Key project, which students are eligible for in October 2022, and faculty and staff will be eligible for in 2023.
After you enter your Onyen and click the Next button, the system will show the password field. If you are using LastPass or another password manager, the SSO page will remember your Onyen after you log in the first time. UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff are eligible for free LastPass Premium accounts.
Why are we changing?
We are changing the SSO process to enable the University’s Carolina Key project, which faculty and staff will be eligible for in 2023. When used along with your Onyen, Carolina Key eliminates the need to use your password with many of the University’s systems. Carolina Key is a critical part of UNC’s strategy to address cybersecurity challenges and improve the security of our digital resources. We expect Carolina Key to significantly reduce the number of successful phishing attempts.