How to find your SSO ID | How to activate your SSO ID | Using MyGateway | 
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You will need to obtain and activate your Single Sign On (SSO) ID to access your accounts and log into the computers in the campus labs. To do so you must visit the following web address:


How to find your SSO ID

Click on Lookup Your ID.
Type your Student Number in the box provided and click Search.
Your SSO ID appears to the right of your name.


How to activate your SSO ID

You can activate your SSO ID at by clicking on the forgot your password link. Then select the recover password button and activate your account or change your password.

Once you know your SSO ID and have activated it, you will be able to access various accounts which are created for you 3 days after you have been admitted to UMSL.

The SSO ID allows access to the following ITS services:

Also, depending on the class setup, you may be able to access the following:

Please contact the Technology Support Center at 314-516-6034 if you need help, or visit a lab on campus for assistance from a lab consultant.

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Using MyGateway

MyGateway provides you with access to a course’s online resources such as: class documents, discussion forums, online exams, and a variety of other internet resources.

To access MyGateway, go to When prompted, enter your SSO ID (username) and password.

After logging on to the MyGateway system you will be brought to your “MyGateway Home” tab. From this page you can access all of your class sites at UMSL that utilize MyGateway, as well as a variety of other campus based resources.

There are also several other tabs that provide you with information and access to other services. These tabs are:

Students Tab
Provides personalized information and important links for students to campus resources.

Faculty/Staff Tab
Provides personalized information and important links for faculty and staff to campus resources.

E-Mail Tab
Provides integrated access to your Studentmail email account from within MyGateway.

Library Tab
Convenient Access to UM-St. Louis Library resources such as catalogs and electronic databases.

Under the heading “My Courses,” on the “MyGateway” page, click on a class name, and you will access the class MyGateway site. By default, the first page displayed is “Announcements.” Here you will see any class related announcements posted by the instructor. The buttons on the left-hand side of the screen give you access to various areas and tools of the course site such as:

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Each registered student is given a single email address on the server studentmail. The default size of all student email accounts is 50 megabytes. To check your email, go to: You can also access this account through MyGateway.

Your student email address will be:

…where “yourssoid” is your own SSO ID.

For example, if your SSO ID is abc123 then your email address will be:

Password: To start using your email account, you must activate your SSO ID and choose a secure password.

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IInformation about studentmail can be found at


For assistance with email, visit any of the computing labs on campus. Also, you may contact the Technology Support Center for any issues with your Studentmail account.


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