Lafayette College’s information technology (IT) resources are intended to support the educational, administrative, and campus life activities of the College. The use of these resources is a privilege extended to members of the Lafayette community, including students, employees, alumni, and others. The Acceptable Use Policy establishes specific requirements for the use of computing and network resources at Lafayette.

Authenticating to an application does not automatically grant access to resources within that application. For example, alumni can authenticate to Moodle or Spaces, but if they have not been assigned to course sites, they will not have access to resources within the application.

Single sign-on applications

Single sign-on (SSO) is a session / user authentication method that allows a person to provide credentials once in order to access multiple applications. This table lists applications that use SSO and which community members have access to them. In a few cases, you might have to select “Lafayette College” from a list of providers, but most likely will not have to re-enter your Lafayette NetID and password to access the service.

Application Alumni Faculty & Staff Students
Banner Self-Service / BEIS
Blackboard Transact
College Calendar
Course Adoptions
Leopard Alerts
EMS  ✓
Forge (WordPress)
GoLeopards Athletic tickets
Google Workspace
Hathi Trust
Illiad (Interlibrary Loan)
Library Record
Loeb Classics  ✓  ✓
Media (Kaltura)  ✓
Moodle – Classes
Moodle – Spaces
Microsoft 365
My Lafayette (College Portal)
Residence Hall Floor Plans
Sites (WordPress)
Study Abroad (Terra Dotta)  ✓
Transact eAccounts (Dining)
University Tickets for Student Life Events
Wolfram Cloud

Single sign-out

Just as logging in to any SSO-enabled web application allows you to access any other SSO-enabled app without re-entering your credentials, logging out of one ends your ability to access other apps. However, logging out will not end your sessions in any other apps you have open in your browser.

As an example, if you log in to My Lafayette, then go to Webmail in a separate window, and then log out of Webmail, your My Lafayette session will still be active. But if you go to Moodle, you will be prompted to enter your credentials again. You can single sign-out of applications by either logging out of an SSO-enabled web app or by quitting your browser.

When single sign-out won’t work

There are certain browser settings that cause single sign-on to behave unexpectedly. These settings hold on to a browser’s previous session and cause SSO to become confused. When this happens, quitting your browser may not allow you to log out. Disabling this feature in your browser fixes the problem.


  • Go to Preferences > General.
  • Set “When Firefox starts” to “Show a blank page” or “Show my home page”. Do not use “Show my windows and tabs from last time”.


  • Go to Preferences.
  • Set “On startup” to “Open New Tab page”. Do not use “Continue where I left off”

Other applications that use Lafayette credentials

The following applications also use Lafayette credentials for authentication, but they do not use SSO. Logging in to or out of one of these applications does not allow you to access a service that uses SSO without entering your NetID and password.

Application Alumni Faculty & Staff Students
Internet access on campus
File Services
Unified Communications (Phones)

Applications with alternate credentials

Application Credentials Application Owner
CaterTrax CaterTrax username/password Catering
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