There are two main passwords used at Oxford University to access various services such as emails and wireless networks. These are Single-Sign-On (SSO) password and Remote Access password.
SSO is used for most of the services provided by the College/University. They include emails, printing, Battels account top-up etc. SSO account is protected by Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Whenever you use a service protected by SSO, you will have to enter the MFA code before you can access it. Without a valid MFA you will not be able to access the service. Remote Access password is used to access College wireless netwrok and Oxford University VPN.
Here is a list of services and which password you must use for it.
Which password to use where?
|Service||Password to use|
|Meal Booking and Card Top-Up|
|Somerville wireless||Remote Access Password|
|Eduroam wireless||Remote Access Password|
|Oxford VPN||Remote Access Password|
|College computers||Single-Sign-On password – Does not require MFA|
|CONNEXIONS wireless||Special code sent via SMS|