Updates to e-Services Authentication

Good morning,

Over the next few months the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (MnSCU) will switch e-Services login to a new form of username called StarID. StarID will be the only authentication option for faculty, staff and students. Previous methods such as TechID or username will no longer work. The StarID is a username that is unique across the MnSCU system, it is never duplicated and never re-assigned. This means that once issued, you can use the same StarID every time you visit a participating institution over the lifetime of your relationship with MnSCU.

From February 13th on, when logging into e-Services you will be alerted that e-Services will soon be switching over to use StarID only. In May 2014 you will be forced to use StarID to login to e-Services. You must activate your StarID by May 2014 to continue using e-Services. Currently, faculty and staff login directly on the e-Services login page. Beginning in March, faculty and staff will be able to store their StarID and password in MyBSU to allow for quick access to e-Services from MyBSU. You will still need to remember your StarID password to complete some steps in e-Services.

Students currently store their e-Services username and password in MyBSU but they will need to be updated to reflect their StarID information.

Activating Your StarID

You have already been assigned a StarID. To activate your StarID:

* Visit https://starid.mnscu.edu/

* Click “Activate your StarID” at the top of the page and follow the instructions.

After activating your StarID please be careful to remember both your StarID and password. If you have any questions, please contact the helpdesk at 218-755-3777 or helpdesk@bemidjistate.edu.

Melissa Arneson
Technical Support Analyst/Student Manager
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-755-3777