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.

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. If you don't know your NetID, you can find it and set your password on the Self-Service Password Reset Portal page.

In response to ever-present cybersecurity threats, Montana State University has implemented Duo, an easy-to-use, two-factor authentication platform. Duo authentication is required to access MSU online resources such as MyInfo, Degreeworks, Chrome River, Docusign, Banner Forms, and other services that use MSU Single Sign On (SSO) authentication. Duo authentication will be required for Office 365 desktop and mobile applications starting August 22, 2022.

More information and instructions for enrolling

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

Employee email accounts are in Office 365 and come with 99GB of storage. 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 the Microsoft Outlook app. Enter your (*not* your email address) and your NetID password when using OWA and/or the Outlook app on your phone. 


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 send a screenshot of the email to the Help Desk and ask for confirmation whether or not the email is legitimate.  

Safe Computing

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.

Emergency Alerts

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:

  1. Log into the Secure Area,
  2. Click on Personal Information,
  3. 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.