Log in with your UGent account

Log in with your UGent account

Using your UGent login name (username) and UGent password you can log in to a large number of UGent applications (Minerva, e-mail, Athena, etc.) These applications use a central authentication service: passwords are not stored in the application.

  • CAS is the central authentication service for UGent. On the CAS (Centrale Authentication Service): introduction-page you find the answers to questions as "What is CAS?/ What is Central Authentication?", "How long do I remain logged on?", "How do I log out?".

  • UGent pursues Single Sign-On wherever possible. As a user you need to log in only once per session.

  • UGent also offers Federated Single Sign-On: you can use your login name and password to log in to (web)applications at trusted organisations.

We recommend using your login name and password very cautiously.


  • Usernames are lower-case, check if the caps lock key has been switched off.
  • The password is case-sensitive: check if the caps lock key has been switched off.
  • Maybe you have forgotten your password!
  • Make sure your browser accepts cookies.
  • The option 'Remember my username' uses a cookie containing your username. In this manner your username will be stored and at the next login it will be entered automatically.
  • Avoid using the "remember password" functionality. Do NOT select options like "Remember me" or "Keep me signed in".
  • Don't use your UGent password as password for external applications.
  • Don't forget to exit your browser after using your password.
  • Beware when entering passwords on a shared or public computer.