Login Help

The majority of web sites that PLNU users log into utilize a 'single sign-on' (or SSO) provider called OneLogin.  When logging into one of these University sites you will be redirected to a OneLogin page to provide your PLNU username and password.  Once providing valid credentials, OneLogin prompts the user for 2-Factor Authentication to verify the user's identity.  2-Factor Authentication methods include SMS texting, security questions, the Google Authenticator app, or the OneLogin Protect app.

New users will be prompted to set up 2-Factor Authentication the first time their username and password are used to log in. 

If users have forgotten their password and have already set up 2-Factor Authentication, the Forgot Password tool may be used to choose a new password.
 

 

Forgot Password

This tool is meant to help users who have forgotten their password, but may also be used by any user who wishes to reset the OneLogin password, and has already configured 2-Factor Authentication.

 

Prerequisites
  • Must know the exact username of the account in question
  • Must have a working 2-Factor Authentication method already configured

 

Instructions
  1. Go to the web site login.pointloma.edu 
     
  2. Click on the Forgot Password link 

     
  3. Type the username in the box and then click Continue 
    • Do not type an email address
    • Do not type a person's actual name (unless it is included as part of the username)
       
  4. Click on the desired 2-Factor Authentication method (many users have only configured 1 method)

     
  5. Complete the on-screen prompt for the selected 2-Factor Authentication method
     
  6. Type a new password in the box and then click Submit 
    • Must not match previous 5 passwords
    • Must be at least 12 characters long (spaces are allowed and included in the count)
    • Must include at least 3 types of characters (choose from capital, lowercase, numbers, special characters) 
    • Must not include personal information
       
  7. If password change is successful, the login page will be shown again

 

 

Phone Support: the PLNU ITS Help Center

The Help Center is also able to assist with some of the sites that do not utilize OneLogin credentials, or may be able to direct users to the correct support resources.

The Help Center may be reached at 619-849-2222 and the hours of operation are posted at this site's front page (help.pointloma.edu). 

For cases which require the Help Center to make changes to a user's account or provide their username, the caller must be the owner of the account in question, and the Help Center is required to verify identity. This verification may only be done over the phone or in-person.  If the Help Center is unable to verify identity, the request may be escalated to an ITS security officer, which may not be possible at the immediate time of the request.

 

 

Details

Article ID: 106897
Created
Wed 5/6/20 7:28 AM
Modified
Thu 2/4/21 3:27 PM