What is myID?
myID is the new single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution at SVA. Your myID dashboard will provide links to commonly used applications. The system also offers account management features such as ‘forgot password’ and ‘password reset’ functionality. myID is powered by Okta, a leader in the SSO/MFA space.
What is Single Sign-on (SSO)?
Single sign-on provides seamless access to a vast majority of the applications you use at SVA via a single set of credentials. In most cases, you’ll only need to enter your credentials once along with a second factor for authentication. Once logged in to myID, you can jump to any of the applications from the dashboard and be signed-in automatically.
What is Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)?
Multi-factor authentication provides an additional layer of security when logging in to password-protected websites or applications. It’s a way to verify your identity besides your password alone and dramatically reduces the risk of compromised accounts. The factor you choose to use can be among the following: security questions, SMS/text verification codes, voice calls, and mobile verification apps.
Why use Multi-factor Authentication?
Compliance regulations require additional layers of security to counteract prevalent threats such as stolen, leaked, or compromised passwords.
How will it affect my work?
Once you’re enrolled, many of the applications you use will be available on your myID dashboard. During the multi-factor authentication process, you can choose not to be challenged for multi-factor authentication on that device (desktop, laptop, mobile) for the next 8 hours. Then you’re golden! You can jump between apps without having to enter your credentials over and over again. After August 14th, more apps will be added over time that are relevant to your life at SVA.
How do I set it up?
Please go to https://myid.sva.edu and login with your SVA credentials, then follow the prompts to setup your account and configure the various MFA security factors. For additional detail, a step-by-step account setup guide is linked here and a step-by-step instructional video is available here.
In addition, you may want to use an authenticator app with your account. Check out these help videos: Okta Verify and Google Authenticator.
* Please refrain from allowing your browser to save any passwords or information during the setup process.
How do I use myID?
Go to: https://myid.sva.edu and sign in with your username and password, followed by the multi-factor authentication factor of your choice: the dropdown arrow allows you to select from the various factors that you configured during activation.
From the ‘SVA’ tab on the main dashboard, click on the web app you want to use. The system will log you into the application automatically in a new browser tab. Pro tip: You can reorder the application buttons on the myID dashboard by clicking and dragging them.
Be sure to add a Bookmark for https://myid.sva.edu to easily find it later.
If you need assistance with myID, please contact the Help Desk:
Most email communication regarding the operation of your myID account will be sent from Okta <firstname.lastname@example.org>.