Account credentials (IDs) are used to access various IT services.

NetID - is in the form of 1 letter, 2 numbers, 1 letter, 3 numbers.  Example: a12b786 
This ID is used with a password that can be set in the Password Reset Portal.

Your NetID is used to access:

  • Logging into campus computers
  • MyInfo (access to personal information such as transcripts, class schedules, grades, financial aid packages, etc) 
  • Box (cloud storage)
  • Brightspace 
  • MSUN Secure Wireless Network
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Student email
  • VPN
  • Official student email (Office 365.  Find out more and login...)

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, and other services that use MSU Single Sign On (SSO) authentication.   More information and instructions for enrolling

MSU-Northern has around 250 computers that are considered lab or open use computers. These computers are located at various locations across the campus.  Use your NetID and password to log onto them.

Find out more about the locations of the labs and software installed in them...

Network Storage - This is what is known as a "Z drive":. The Z drive is automatically mapped when you log onto any campus computer. Students Z drives have 250MB of storage.

All Z drives are backed up by ITS, however: audio, image and video files are not backed up.

Cloud Storage - Office 365 OneDrive is MSU-Northern's cloud file storage and collaboration tool. 

Learn more about O365 and how to access your account...

MSU-Northern provides all students free Microsoft Office 365 access, including Office software that you can download and install on up to 5 personal devices for as long as you are enrolled at MSU-Northern.

Learn more about O365 and how to access your account...

The MSU-Northern Residential Network (ResNet) provides cable TV, telephone service, and delivers both wired and wireless Internet access for students living in the Residence Halls.

"Northern" is MSU's secure encrypted wireless network available on campus. It must be used if you want to access campus resources such as Z: network drives from your wireless device. It requires your NetID and password to access.

"Northern_Guest" is an unsecured wireless network available for guests on campus, and students in the residence halls. It does not require authentication to access.