Employees - Getting Started with IT
MyInfo is part of Banner which is MSU-Northern's administrative software application that provides a centralized solutions for student, Financial Aid, Human Resources and Business Services. MyInfo is the online location where employees go to access to personal information, time cards, pay information, time off balances, etc.
To log into MyInfo for the first time:
- Go to the MyInfo page and click on Enter Secure Area
- Enter your User ID (aka Banner ID or GID). It should have been provided to you by
It is in the form of 8 numbers preceded by a dash (-). Example: -12345678
- Enter your first-time PIN - this is It is your birth date in this form ddmmmyyyy (Ex: 07jul1986).
- Follow prompts to set new PIN, answer security questions, etc.
- Once you are logged in, click the Personal Information tab and then View IDs. Your Banner ID (shown as MSU ID) and your NetID will be listed here.
In addition to being needed to log into MyInfo, your Banner ID and PIN are also required to log into the Password Reset Portal (the first time only).
Your NetID is used to access most IT-related services at MSU-Northern. NetIDs are made up of alpha and numeric characters in the format a11b222. You can find your NetID by logging into MyInfo (see above).
To set your NetID password:
- Go to the Password Reset Portal.
Your NetID and password will give you access to log into resources such as: campus computers, secure wireless, Email, Office 365, Brightspace LE (formerly known as D2L), and more.
Employee email accounts are not automatically set up. You must first complete all your HR paperwork and fill out an account application form (included in your HR packet).
Email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname@example.org
Employee email accounts come with 3GB of storage space. Outlook is the supported email client on campus. There is also a web client for Outlook Web Access (OWA) that can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection. Smart phones can be configured for access using exchange.msun.edu as the server, msu-northern as the domain, and specifying an encrypted SSL connection.
University email addresses are publicly available and attract a log of spam. Users are strongly encouraged to Think Before You Click - Ignore unsolicited emails, and be wary of attachments, links and forms in emails even if they appear to come from someone you know. If it's unexpected or suspicious for any reason, don't click on it. You can forward the email to the Help Desk and ask for confirmation whether or not the email is legitimate.
Hackers target individual computers in order to use them as entry points to the university network. A compromised network puts the personal identification information of all students, faculty and staff at risk. Keeping your computer safe is the first line of defense to protect everyone.
Apply all system updates as soon as possible! If your computer is telling you it needs to restart to complete updates, restart it. Don't get impatient and turn it off hoping it will restart faster.
Be a good data steward
Understand MSU-Northern's different data classifications and store your data in the appropriate location.
MSUN Alert is a notification system which delivers critical information to MSU-Northern students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. The system delivers emergency messages through text messaging. If you have your cell phone listed in Banner, you will be signed up for emergency texts when the lists are updated (usually once per semester). You can see if your cell phone number is in Banner by going to MyInfo:
- Log into the Secure Area,
- Click on Personal Information,
- and then View Address(es) and Phone(s).
If your cell phone is not listed, you can add it by clicking Update Address(s) and Phone(s) on the Personal Information tab.
Note: your cell phone number must be listed in the Cell Phone field.