Important change to logins and passwords coming Dec. 13

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Mark your calendars for an important change coming through in regards to your Chemeketa-related password logins happening Dec. 13.

Early in the morning on that day, Information Technology will be converting some of the college’s system over to a new single sign-on setup.

What does this mean? Basically, instead of having to log into things like Banner and Google and Blackboard separately, you’ll have a new, universal login that grants access to all of these things with a single login and password.


With the initial changeover, these services you use will utilize the single sign-on-

  • Banner
  • My Chemeketa
  • Google Apps (for students)
  • Blackboard
  • Office 365
  • Rave
  • Library services

There are some things that won’t be affected by this, however-

  • Your initial login to your computers where you enter your network name will not change
  • Your access to printing will not change
  • Your access to network drives will not change

When the change happens on Dec. 13, there will be some important steps you need to take to do your initial setup of single sign-on-

Go to
This is Chemeketa’s new login page. Enter your “My Chemeketa” username and password in the fields provided and click the “Go” button. If you are unable to use your My Chemeketa password to log in, please contact the IT Help Desk for assistance (contact information is at the end of this message).
Change your password
You will be prompted to change your password and you must do that to proceed. We are forcing password changes to provide your new account with optimal security. Passwords must be at least eight characters long and include at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one number.
Enter answers to at least three security questions
After changing your password, you should be presented with a list of ten security questions. Please provide answers to at least three of these questions (you can supply answers for more but that’s not required). Entering security questions will make it easier for you to access your account if you ever forget your user name or password. It’s recommended you print or write down these instructions, since you may find yourself helping students do their initial setup as well.
So you can see what this login screen will look like, here’s a screengrab:

All hands will be on deck with IT on the day of this change to provide assistance when needed. The Help Desk can also be contacted to provide assistance at 503.399.7899 or in person in Building 9, Room 128.