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Student NetID Transition Information

On May 8, 2014 the student transition to NetID was completed. Students now use their NetID and password anywhere first.last/password was previously used (see list of services below).

IMPORTANT: Please reset your NetID password before using it the first-time in order to ensure success. Visit and click the Set Passwords button. For step-by-step instructions on finding your NetID or setting its password see links on the right.


Use your NetID and password to access these services:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L)
  • iClicker registration
  • ITC Student Lab & SUB computer
  • Library resources & computers
  • McAfee Antivirus software
  • MSU-Secure wireless network
  • ResNet
  • Student email/Gapps
  • VPN
  • Z: drive (network file shares on Opal)


Instructions for updating your device (laptop/phone/tablet) to use your NetID are shown in the table below.

Please Note: You only need to update those services you currently use. For example, if you don't use VPN then there is no reason to update it.


MSU-Secure Wireless VPN "Z: Drive"
File Shares
Android Phone/Tablet MSU-Secure: Android    
Apple iPhone/iPad MSU-Secure & VPN: iPhone/iPad  
Mac Laptop Mac 10.5 - 10.9 VPN: Mac Laptop Z Drive Access: Windows and Mac
Windows Laptop Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 7