Penn State IT set to integrate FPS, Access Accounts as part of OneID rebranding

September 12, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As part of efforts to keep personal and institutional information secure, Penn State is transitioning to a new and improved account management system that will integrate Friends of Penn State (FPS) accounts with Penn State Access Accounts on Sept. 15. With this integrated system, users who previously may have had multiple digital identity records like Access and FPS Accounts will now be able to use a single OneID account throughout their association with the University.

If you’ve previously used an FPS account, you must log in to the FPS system and update your personal account information to include a complete postal address, date of birth, and name verification by Sept. 14 to ensure your account is migrated. If you don’t update the required information by Sept. 14, your FPS account will not be transferred. If you no longer need your FPS account, you may ignore this message and allow the account to be deprovisioned on Sept. 15.

With the integration, all FPS and Access Accounts will share a single OneID digital record along with usernames and passwords. Users who previously only had FPS accounts will be migrated to a OneID account that will allow for limited access to Penn State services. This account will provide access to systems that previously required FPS accounts, such as Penn State’s employment system, the undergraduate application process and other applications.

Those who have a Penn State Access ID will be migrated to a OneID full account. No action is necessary and users will continue to have full access to Penn State services.

Last Updated September 18, 2018