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Members of the university community are responsible for all use of their account and are expected to take reasonable steps to ensure the security of the account.

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Central Authentication Services (CAS) is both an authentication service as well as a Single Sign-On (SSO) service for web applications to allow users to authenticate using their NSIDs.

CAS increases information security as users only enter their NSID and passwords into a single, secure web page.

The USask Network Services ID (NSID), or user name, is a unique identifier that is three letters followed by three numbers (e.g. abc123).

It is used as a username to access university computer and network services such as PAWS, email, computer labs and password protected webpages. The services that you are eligible for depend on your role at the university (student, instructor, researcher, employee alumnus, etc.)

A computer account consists of a username and password. At USask, the most common form of a username is the Network Services Identifier (NSID). The NSID consists of three letters followed by three numbers (e.g. abc123). Members of the university community are provided with a randomly generated password that can be changed in PAWS.