CAS (Centrale Authentication Service): introduction

CAS (Centrale Authentication Service): introduction

What is CAS? What is Central Authentication?

CAS is the Central Authentication Service for UGent. CAS allows you to log on to secured UGent pages using your UGent account or external account.

CAS provides Single Sign-On (SSO) capabilities: you only have to log on once to gain access to several UGent web applications.

How long do I stay logged on?

A session lasts up to 8 hours. If you register to use a new service afterwards, you have to log on using CAS again.

How do I log out completely?

To fully log out you have to:

If you experience difficulties on Macintosh, the above might offer a solution.

Questions or problems?

If you have questions or problems logging on, you can take these steps:

You have an external account? Please read the questions about an external account.

If you still experience any trouble, please contact the helpdesk

Error messages

Please contact the helpdesk if you get one of the error messages below.