Wisconsin Federation - Logging into an application

Many UW System applications can be accessed using a local campus username and password. Most of these applications use Wisconsin Federation. This document explains how to login to such an application using Wisconsin Federation.

  1. Go to an application which uses Wisconsin Federation (such as My UW System Portal) and you will be redirected to a page called the WAYF (Where Are You From), as shown below, which allows you to select the campus you will be logging in via.


    • Note: If you do not see this screen, and are instead taken directly to the login screen for a campus other than your own, it may be that your browser has saved a previous selection. Please try Clearing Browser Cache and Cookies, then restart your browser and try to access the application again.
  2. Click Select Organization to open the drop-down of UW Organizations. Select your organization and click Go.

    • Optional: If you check the "Remember my selection for this session" box, you will automatically be redirected to the login page for your chosen campus the next time you visit a Wisconsin Federation application on that computer. You may also be automatically logged in if you last accessed the system recently enough. You should not use this option if you are using a public computer or if you are affiliated with multiple campuses.

  3. You will then be taken to the login page for your campus. For UW-Milwaukee, the login page is shown below. Many campuses will have similar looking login pages, though a few may have a more customized login page.


  4. Enter your campus-specific username and password and click Login.

After logging in successfully, you should be redirected to the application you were attempting to use.

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Owner:Help Desk KB Team .Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2010-05-05 18:00 CSTUpdated:2021-11-12 10:44 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Identity and Access Management, MyUW System Portal
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