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NetID Login Service - Service Description

This document gives an overview of the NetID Login Service. It is divided into the following sections:


The NetID Login Service provides applications with a means to authenticate using NetID and password. It was designed to give application administrators a reliable way to allow access to their data, without setting up their own authorization system.

The NetID Login Service works as follows:

  1. User attempts to access a protected web resource.
  2. If user has authenticated recently (within the last 8 hours), they are granted access. Otherwise, they are redirected to the UW Central Authentication site (
  3. The UW Central Authentication site will prompt for NetID and password. If the user successfully authenticates, they will be redirected to the original resource.

For more information, please see [Link for document 19750 is unavailable at this time.].

Support Conditions

To receive NetID Login Service support from the DoIT Help Desk, you must:


The NetID Login Service login page is located at Any user with a valid NetID can login; however, you must have special authorization to use any of the applications protected by the NetID Login Service.

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Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2004-09-16 18:00 CSTUpdated:2017-07-31 17:22 CST
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