Oxford Single Sign On (SSO)

What is the SSO used for?

Your SSO is used to authenticate your access to email (Nexus), WebLearn (Virtual Learning Environment), Registration Services (managing your electronic identity), and other University systems such as the College’s meal booking system and SOLO (Bodleian Library’s Online Catalogue)

Who creates my SSO?

Creation and ownership of your SSO is managed centrally by the University of Oxford thorough a department called IT Services.

Where can I get help with my SSO?

Contact the college IT Staff during the working week. For out of hours support, please contact IT Services directly via email to help@it.ox.ac.uk or calling 01865 612345.

What is MFA?

The University is implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO) users across the University. This means you will be asked to verify your account using a second factor, such as a code from an app on your phone, text message, or a phone call.

You can verify your account using any of the following methods:

  • Using the Microsoft authenticator app on your mobile phone
  • Receiving an SMS on your mobile phone
  • Requesting a phone call on a landline or mobile phone
  • Authy desktop authenticator app
  • Using a hardware token

For more information on MFA and how to set it up, please check the University's central MFA portal.