Pitt Passport: Your Trusted Single Sign-On Experience

Overview

Pitt Passport is the University’s single sign-on service that is used to grant access to Web-based services such as My Pitt, CourseWeb, the Student Information System (PeopleSoft), PRISM, PittSource, and many others. Pitt Passport delivers a consistent, trusted login experience across a range of University services.

All services configured for Pitt Passport access will always begin with passport.pitt.edu in the address bar of your browser, and will look like:

Pitt Passport Login Page

 

Pitt Passport Benefits

Pitt Passport provides the University community with a number of benefits including:

  • 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.

View Pitt Passport Login History

One of the benefits of Pitt Passport is that it 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 accounts.pitt.edu with your University Computing Account username and password.

2. Click View Pitt Passport Login History.

View your login history

There are three ways to view your login history:

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.  

Full login history

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. 

IP Login History

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.

Service login history 

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.

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. More information on using Pitt Passport for a hosted or cloud service is accessible at technology.pitt.edu/security/leverage-pitt-passport-for-your-application.

Questions?

If you have questions about Pitt Passport, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357].

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