Single sign-on is a secure log in system provided by Microsoft that allows users to log in to multiple web services using one centralised login. Being a Microsoft service, it’s an automatically evolving system that means users will always benefit from industry best practice.
If you wish, instead of having to remember a password each time you want to log in to one of our websites, in future you will be able to log in using your preferred social media account from Facebook, Google, or if you are an IET volunteer and have a Volunteer Office 365 account for your role, you can choose this option. For Volunteers, there’s a separate options flowchart at the bottom of the Single Sign-On FAQ webpage.
For added security, we’re also offering users the option of setting up two-factor authentication. This provides an extra layer of security to safeguard your account whilst you’re online. To set up two-factor authentication, you’ll need to supply a preferred mobile or telephone number so that the system can generate a one-time passcode for you to use each time you log in to a new session.
You will see a new login screen that will prompt you to migrate your log in details to the new self-service portal. This one-time process is quick and simple, taking just a few minutes, and we’ve created a set of useful “How to” guides and videos to walk you through the process. When you migrate your account, you’ll be able to use your existing password when you first log on and you’ll need to demonstrate ownership of your registered email address by typing in a passcode that will be generated for you.
If you provide updated details through the login screen, please be aware that these won’t automatically update your user details in MyIET. Please remember to update your preferences in MyIET separately so that we know how you prefer to be contacted in future.
We’ve published a useful FAQ page on the IET website to help answer any queries. For hints and tips on migrating your login credentials, register for single sign-on or use the self-service portal, please refer to our “How to” video guides.
If you haven’t logged in to the IET website for a while, please log in once the new single sign-on portal is live and migrate your login details.