Student Authentication Policy
The NetID system is a University authentication and security measure to ensure that accounts are managed more securely across University campuses. All students at Montana State University Billings are provided a NetID for secure access to University systems, including for distance learning. New students claim their NetID through Montana State University Billings myInfo system after providing their unique “Student ID” number (or GID) and their myInfo password. As part of this set-up, the myInfo system requires that the student create five secure questions and answers to be used in the event that students need to change their password.
Students are responsible for providing their complete and true identity information in any identification verification process. It is against University policy for a user to give someone his or her password or to allow others to use his or her account.
The MSUB uses D2L as its learning management system. The D2L system integrates with University authentication services to ensure appropriate and secure student access to courses and other Student Information Systems. All users of the University’s learning management system are responsible for maintaining the security of NetIDs and passwords, or any other access credentials as required. Attempting to discover another user's password or attempts to gain unauthorized access to another person's files or email is prohibited. At this time there are no additional student fees associated with student verification. In the event any verification fee is needed, it will be posted on the course registration site to provide an advance alert to students.