Accounts and Security

Access Accounts

An Access Account is your login name which grants you access to most Penn State services. Your Access Account is your initials and a one to four-digit number (userid1234). Your email address includes your Access Account: [email protected].

You can use your Access Account to:

  • Log on to a university-owned computer.
  • Log on to lab and classroom computers.
  • Sign in to WebAccess services such as Office 365, Canvas, LionPATH, and more.

To change your Access Account password, set security questions, and more, visit Penn State’s Account Management site.


Two-Factor Authentication

Penn State’s Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) service provides a second layer of protection to a user’s digital identity. Users enrolled in 2FA must provide additional identity verification when logging into specified Penn State services. It is available to all faculty, staff, and students.

2FA is connected to WebAccess, including such services as Office 365, Canvas, LionPATH, and WebApps.

Find more information at the Two-Factor Authentication Enrollment site.

Enroll your devices and manage currently enrolled devices at Penn State’s Account Management site.