Bison Login Management

The NDSU Account Management System is used by students, faculty, staff and authorized guests to set up and manage their NDSU accounts.

Launch Bison Login Management

Bison Login is used to access many information technology services and systems at the university, including: 
  • CampusLabs
  • Computer labs 
  • InCommon authentication
  • Office workstation computers 
  • Wireless 
Use the Bison Login Management System to activate an account, view account information and manage your account. Options include: 
  • Change your passphrase 
  • Set up phone and/or email recovery options in case you forget your passphrase 
  • Choose to receive notifications via phone and/or email regarding changes to your passphrase, recovery options and other authentication changes 
  • Manage Duo settings

Getting Started 

First-time Bison Login Setup 

New faculty, staff and students must complete a one-time process to activate their Bison Login. 
  1. Go to the Account Management System 
  2. Click Set up your Bison Login, and then enter the following information: 
  • Last Name 
  • Student ID / EMPLID (7-digit ID number) 
  • Birth Month (MM) 
  • Birth Day (DD) 
  • Birth Year (YYYY) 
  • Click I agree to agree to follow university and N.D. University System policies and procedures regarding use of information technology services and electronic resources 
  • Set and confirm a passphrase 
  • Add an email recovery option, and then retrieve the code from your email account to validate it 
  • Optional: Add a phone (SMS) recovery option, and then retrieve the code from your phone to validate it 
  • Click Logout in the top right corner when finished 

Manage Account Options 

Faculty, staff and students who have already set up their accounts can use the Bison Login Management system to manage options and view other information. 
  1. Go to the Bison Login Management System, click Login and enter your username and password 
  2. In the left menu, click Recovery Options 
  3. View, setup, edit or delete you account recovery options, including: 
  • Phone (SMS) Recovery and Notification 
  • Email Recovery and Notification 
  • Security Question 
  • Click Logout in the top right corner when finished 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is my Student ID / EMPLID? 
Your Student ID / EMPLID is a unique 7-digit ID number. If you do not know your Student ID / EMPLID, contact the NDSU IT Help Desk at 701-231-8685.
What do I do if I forgot my Bison Login or Password?
Instructions to recover a forgotten Bison Login or password can be found on the Password Management for Bison Login and N.D. University System Account page.
How do I recover my account if I do not have access to my alternative email or phone to retrieve my passphrase? 
Please contact the NDSU IT Help Desk at 701-231-8685 for assistance recovering your account. 
What is the difference between my Bison Login and University System ID? 
Your Bison Login is the account you use to access many NDSU IT services, including computer labs, office workstation computers and the wireless network. 
Your University System ID is used to access services provided by the N.D. University System (e.g., Campus Connection, HR Self-Service and Blackboard beginning in Summer 2019, which also includes math placement). Manage your University System account options online. 
Can the Account Management System be used for guest and affiliate accounts? 
NDSU Guest and Affiliate Accounts provide guest access to NDSU services. These accounts currently are not activated or managed through the Account Management System. Visit the Account Hub - Guest and Affiliate Accounts page for more information on how to request and manage those accounts.

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Created2020-01-09 14:26:37Updated2024-01-25 09:06:32
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