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Multifactor Authentication: Using Pitt PassPort (Single Sign-On) to Access Services

Overview

Pitt Passport is the login page University services you use every day, including My Pitt, pitt.box.com, CourseWeb, PRISM, PittSource, and more. Pitt Passport is a Single Sign-On solution that delivers a consistent, trusted login experience across University services. Multifactor authentication, provided by Duo Security, adds another layer of security to Pitt Passport by requiring two “factors” to log in to a service: something you know (like your password) and something only you have (like your mobile phone on which you will receive a login confirmation notice). 
Note: Prior registration of a device and enabling multifactor authentication is required. To use multifactor authentication, you must:

  1. Register a device (smartphone, tablet, non-smartphone) via the Manage My Account service.
  2. Students Only: Enable multifactor authentication for all Pitt Passport service.
  3. Log in using the device that you registered and identify yourself using a push, voice call verified or enter a passcode.

All University services that leverage the Pitt Passport login page always begins with passport.pitt.edu in the address bar of your browser, and it looks like this: 

Pitt Passport Login Page

Benefits

  • Consistent, trusted login experience: When Pitt Passport is fully implemented, you will see the same login page no matter what service you access. You can easily verify that the login page is safe by confirming the address in your browser begins with passport.pitt.edu.
  • Option to enhance security with multifactor authentication: You can add a layer of protection to Pitt Passport by choosing to enable multifactor authentication for specific University services. Multifactor authentication means that to log in to a service, you will need two “factors”: something you know (like your password) and something you have (like a mobile phone on which you will receive a login confirmation notice). So if you want to add an extra layer of security when you log in to view your grades or check your retirement plan, you have the option to do so.  
  • Ability to review your login history: Pitt Passport also enables you to see exactly when your username and password were used to access specific University services. If you notice a discrepancy (for example, a login that occurred while you were not using a service), you can report it immediately. See the section below for details.

Configuring Department Services to Use Pitt Passport

Services hosted by departments or cloud-based services offered by departments can be configured to use Pitt Passport to enable access. Please refer to the Using Pitt Passport for Your Departmental Service or Application information for more details.

Pitt Passport Implementation Schedule

The Pitt Passport login page is implemented on a service-by-service basis. You can view our implementation schedule below which is updated on an ongoing basis with additional services and implementation dates.

Date Service Name
April 30 My Pitt Email for faculty and staff
May 28 Legacy Webmail
June 11 Student Information System (PeopleSoft)
June 11 PeopleSoft Mobile (psmobile.pitt.edu)
June 11 University of Pittsburgh Document Management (ImageNow)
July 16 My Pitt
August 5 PittSource
August 6 Online Training (lynda.pitt.edu)
August 13 Office 365
August 13 PRISM
September 28 pitt.box.com

View Pitt Passport Login History

Pitt Passport  allows you to view your login history. Your login history represents every occasion when your username and password were used to access specific University services.

If you notice a discrepancy (for example, a login that occurred while you were not using a service), you can click the Report an issue link to notify the Technology Help Desk.

To view your login history, complete these steps:

  1. Log in to the Manage My Account service with your University Computing Account username and password.
  2. Click View Pitt Passport Login History.

View your login history

  1. There are three ways to view your login history: Full , by IP or Service:
    Note: Services that have not yet been registered with University may display a number instead of a name in the Services column. The service name will appear once the service has been registered.
  • Full Login History
    This tab displays a chronological history of your logins.
    • Click a column header to sort logins by that column.
    • If you want to view only the occasions when your username and password were used to log in to a service from outside the University's network (for example, from a coffee shop or a house), click the box next to Hide Pitt IP Address Logins. This option helps you quickly review logins that occurred from devices that were not connected to the University's network. 
    • If you find any logins that seem suspicious, click the Report link.   
    • You can click the Download link to download a spreadsheet of your login history in .csv (comma-separated value) format, which can be opened in Microsoft Excel.
       
  • IP Login History
    This tab allows you to view logins that are grouped by "IP address". An IP address is a unique address assigned to a specific computer or mobile device. This tab makes it easy to review what logins were made from specific devices. If you find any logins that seem suspicious, click the Report link. 
     
  • Service Login History
    This tab allows you to view logins that are grouped by University services. It makes it easy to review every time you logged in to a specific service. If you find any logins that seem suspicious, click the Report link.