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, and alumni. The Acceptable Use Policy establishes specific requirements for the use of computing and network resources at Lafayette College.

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 in the application.

Single sign-on applications

Single sign-on (SSO) is a session/user authentication method that allows a user to provide credentials once in order to access multiple applications. This table includes applications that are part of Lafayette’s SSO process. In a few cases, you may have to select Lafayette College from a list of providers, but will most likely not have to re-enter your Lafayette NetID and password again to access the service.

Application Alumni Faculty & Staff Students
Banner Self-Service / BEIS
Blackboard Transact  ✓
College Calendar
Course Evaluations
Leopard Alerts
EMS  ✓
Forge (WordPress)
Gmail Email/Calendar
GoLeopards Athletic tickets
Google Apps
Hathi Trust
Interlibrary Loan (Illiad)
Loeb Classics  ✓  ✓
Media  ✓
Moodle – Classes
Moodle – Spaces
My Lafayette (Portal)
Residence Hall Floor Plans
Sites (WordPress)
Terra Dotta (Study Abroad)  ✓
University Tickets for Student Life Events

Single sign-out

Just as logging in to any SSO-enabled web application will allow you to log in to any other SSO-enabled app, logging out of one will end your ability to access other apps. It won’t end your session in any other apps you have open in your web browser. If you log in to My Lafayette (the College Portal), go to Webmail in a separate window, and then log out of Webmail, your My Lafayette session will still be active. But when you try and log in to Moodle, you will be prompted to authenticate again. You can single sign-out 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 web browser settings that cause single sign-on to behave unexpectedly. These settings hold on to the 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
Library Record
File Services
Unified Communications (Phones)

Applications with alternate credentials

Application Credentials Application Owner
CaterTrax CaterTrax username/password Catering
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