Why is DePaul converting to BlueKey login credentials and authentication?
BlueKey is being deployed because it provides:
- Added security. The BlueKey login experience enhances security capabilities. This login experience allows Information Services to add more security measures, such as multi-factor authentication. DePaul employees now use BlueKey multi-factor for some applications; instructions for setting up BlueKey multi-factor can be found on the "how to register" page. Students are also encouraged to register for BlueKey multi-factor as it will enable the ability to reset a forgotten password without needing to call the Help Desk.
- Fewer username and password prompts. As BlueKey is deployed to more DePaul applications, you will see fewer prompts for your credentials when moving between systems (for example, when visiting your BlueM@il and then visiting Campus Connect). You may also see fewer prompts if you are an employee using a DePaul-issued computer.
- A consistent and familiar login experience. As more services are moved to the BlueKey login experience, it will become somewhat easier to recognize a legitimate DePaul service login as opposed to a malicious one crafted to steal your credentials.
Eventually, BlueKey will be used to log in to nearly all DePaul services, but the transition will take some time. You can track our progress and see which DePaul services are using BlueKey at the BlueKey services schedule page.
During the transition, DePaul technology services will have a number of different login experiences in place, so you may have to use a different username format depending on which login page you see. The table below shows some of the current DePaul login experiences, including the BlueKey login, and helps you determine which username format to use. No matter which login screen you see or username format is required, you should always use your BlueKey password.