Stanford’s Web Authentication and Authorization technologies power its single sign-on systems, including web login. These systems protect the university’s restricted data while enabling community members and trusted colleagues around the world to access any number of systems with just one login action.
- Current faculty, staff, and students
- Departments and workgroups
End users, content managers, and server administrators have different requirements to use Stanford Authentication and Authorization:
- End users need a SUNet ID and password.
- Content managers must set file system permissions (ACLs) and create .htaccess files to restrict access to their web pages and/or directories.
- System administrators need additional software and special system credentials to enable authentication and authorization for a server or application.
May be used to protect Low, Moderate, and High Risk Data, as defined by the Information Security Office.
Free of charge
For assistance with Stanford Web Authentication and Authorization, submit a Help request.
- Web Login Help
- Two-Step Authentication
- SAML (includes Shibboleth instructions)
- WebAuth Archive:
- Restricting access to web content (includes .htaccess instructions)
- Stanford WebAuth (technical documentation)