UW-Madison Google Apps - Logging In

This document describes the correct way to log in to UW-Madison Google Apps and issues that may be encountered.

Logging in to UW-Madison Google Apps

The steps below explain how to log in to UW-Madison Google Apps. If you are using an Office 365 service account, an additional way to log in is described here.

  1. Log into UW-Madison Google Apps with your NetID@wisc.edu account, no password, and hit enter. You will then be directed to the UW-Madison login page.

  2. Enter your NetID and password.
  3. If you have multiple UW-Madison Google Apps accounts, select your desired account from the list provided.

    Select account

    If you only have one UW-Madison Google Apps account, you will be logged into your account automatically.

Additional log in instructions for Office 365 service accounts

If you have an Office 365 service account that is linked to your NetID, you can log in to Google Apps using the instructions above. If you want to access UW-Madison Google Apps with an Office 365 service account that is not linked your NetID, follow the instructions below to log in.

  1. Navigate to the UW-Madison Google Apps login page: https://apps.google.wisc.edu

    • If you are already logged in to the NetID login service with your NetID, you may be automatically re-directed to the linked account login screen, as seen below.


      If this occurs, click "Log Out" and re-enter the URL.

    • If you are automatically logged in to UW-Madison Google Apps with your @wisc.edu account, you may need to clear your browser's cache and cookies, then try again.

  2. Enter the web login credential (e.g., receptionist_doit for receptionist@doit.wisc.edu) and password for your service account.

Additional information for the first time you log in

When you log in to UW-Madison Google Apps for the first time, you will see a message similar to the one below.

Since the University does not have Gmail enabled, portions of this warning that mention email do not apply to UW-Madison Google Apps. The UW-Madison Google Apps team does not monitor content stored in or created using Google Apps.

Screenshot of the welcome screen

Click I accept. to finish logging in.

For more information about UW-Madison's Terms of Service with Google, click here.

Issues Encountered

  • If you attempt to sign in on a general Google Apps page (such as https://www.google.com/docs) with your NetID username/password, you will be shown the following message:

    The username or password you entered is incorrect

  • If you attempt to sign in on a general Google Apps page (such as https://www.google.com/docs) with your NetID-based email address/password (netid@wisc.edu), you will be shown the following:

    To sign in with this account, click Continue

    Do not enter your password in this field. At this point, if you choose Continue you should be redirected to the UW NetID login and, after logging in, will be redirected back to the UW-Madison Google Apps. However, the only supported login method is the one at UW-Madison Google Apps.

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Owner:Christina G.Group:Google Apps
Created:2011-03-10 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-05-09 15:00 CDT
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