Identity & Access Management (I AM)
I AM at UMass Amherst
Your identities can be reflected in the technologies you use every day. Be you and confidently navigate all the resources and experiences we have to offer securely.
Who I AM
Identity Access Management (I AM) enables students, faculty, and staff to access services and resources seamlessly online using two-step login. That means two or more verification methods are needed to confirm it's you. It's like at the DMV when you're applying for a driver's license renewal - except completing authentication is a cinch, no matter where you're logging in.
Why I AM
Create a flexible, equitable experience for all.
We use different sets of resources depending on our roles and interests - or what day it is - and everyone should be able to access them securely.
Safeguard university resources
Would you let a stranger in unannounced or would you confirm you know them first? Taking a few extra seconds to authenticate makes you a good steward of data and content online.
Technology is constantly evolving. If you can use multi-factor authentication, you'll be able to access and keep up with all the enterprise technology here and in the workforce of the future.
Did you know that 98% of UMass Amherst is already securely accessing university resources? Join them!
About Two-Step Login
What is two-step login? Two-step login protects your account by verifying your identity using a second device when you log in.
UMass Amherst currently uses Microsoft two-step login for most services.
How does it work? When you log in to a two-step login enabled service, you will be prompted to finish logging in with any of the following methods you choose:
- Push notification or a passcode via an app on your mobile device (smartphone, tablet, etc.)
- Text message (SMS) to your mobile device.
- Phone call to your landline phone or mobile phone.