New Penn State Sign In to replace WebAccess on July 7

June 04, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Beginning July 7, Penn State Account holders will log in to secure University applications such as Canvas, LionPATH and Workday through a new Penn State sign-in screen by entering their Penn State user ID followed by the "" identifier.

The change will remove the WebAccess login and replace it with a new Penn State Sign In provided by Microsoft to manage and secure user identities.

The new Penn State sign-in screen will look different from WebAccess, but its functionality will remain the same. Account holders will only need to (1) sign in with their user ID followed by the organizational identifier "" (e.g.,, (2) enter their password and (3) complete two-factor authentication (2FA) if enrolled in 2FA.

This change is the result of a recent upgrade to the University's single sign-on (SSO) technology. SSO allows Penn State Account holders to sign in to secure online applications with a single user ID and password.

The upgrade will improve security, reduce risk and maximize the value of the University's existing contract with Microsoft.

For more information, visit the Knowledge Base article about the New Penn State Sign In.


Last Updated June 16, 2021