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UMKC SSO Information

All UMKC students, faculty and staff are assigned a unique SSO (sometimes called a username). An SSO is the ID needed to access most UMKC technology resources. All UMKC students, faculty and staff are provided with an SSO.

Student SSOs

Student SSOs consist of a student's initials and three random characters to ensure uniqueness.

If you are a student and don't know your SSO, please contact the UMKC IS Call Center. Please have your Student ID number available when you call.

New students must activate their SSO via Pathway and set up a password before the SSO can be used. Most new students set up passwords during Orientation or as part of the admission process, but if you haven't yet done so, you can set up a password with the Pathway system, provided you have the "temporary" password that was emailed to you when applying to the University.

If you don't have the temporary password, our password assistance page has steps to Reset/Create your password. You can also visit that page to find information about how to change a password.

Faculty/Staff SSOs

Faculty/staff SSOs usually consist of last name and first initial. New faculty and staff have SSOs generated the day following generation of an employee ID by UMKC Human Resources.

If you are a faculty or staff member and don't know your SSO, please contact your departmental IT Liaison or the UMKC IS Call Center. Make sure to have your EMPLID available when you call. If you don't know your EMPLID, contact your departmental HR representative or UMKC Human Resources.

To learn more about your password, including how to change or reset it, please refer our password assistance page.

What Can I Do With My SSO?

SSOs provide access to Blackboard, Pathway, computer labs, wireless systems, faculty and staff email and many other resources.

Students use their SSO to activate their student Office 365 (O365) email account, but then use their O365 account for email access. Please refer to the Office 365 Email FAQ for more information about the student email system.

Faculty and staff use their SSOs to access their employee Exchange email account. Please refer to the Exchange FAQ for more information about the Exchange email system.



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