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1. What is Falcon.Net (Single Sign-On)

Single sign-on (SSO) is system that enables users to securely authenticate with multiple applications and websites by logging in only once—all with just one set of credentials (your Simmons email, and your SSO password). With SSO, the application or website that the you are trying to access relies on a trusted third party to verify that users are who they say they are.

2. What are the benefits of SSO?

One benefit is you only need to remember one pair of login credentials (your Simmons email and your SSO password). You can also “login” to multiple secure websites with simple clicks and without re-entering your username and password. Security is also an added benefit of SSO.

3. SSO via A Simmons Issued Chromebook

Simmons Issued Chromebook

A. WiFi. 

First time opening your Chromebook, it will prompt you to connect to your WiFi network.

You MUST connect to a WiFi network, else NONE of these instructions will work!

B.  Email. 

After successfully connecting to the Internet, Chromebook will ask you for your Simmons email address.

No need to enter the portion because that is already filled in.

Students:  firstname.lastname – [example: john.doe]

Falculty&Staff: first initial lastname – [example: jdoe]

C. Password. 

First time logging in for 2021, you will use the temporary password.

Contact: for the temporary password.

D. One-time Reset. 

You are then prompted to reset this temporary password by having a code sent to your mobile phone. If you need to “reset a forgotten password”, Google will send a reset code to this mobile phone.

E. Logged in. 

You are now connected to your Chromebook Apps.

4. SSO via A Computer or Personal Chromebook

Computer or Personal Chromebook

A.  Sign-In

If this is your first time signing in for 2021, you will need to login using the temporary password.

Contact: for the temporary password.

B.  Email

You will use your Simmons email address, NOT your gmail address.

Students: – [example:]

Falculty&Staff: first initial – [example:]

C.  Logging out of all personal accounts

Before using any Simmons SSO Apps, you will need to log out of other Google accounts. You will click this link on the SSO Apps page:

D.  Login screen

After clicking the “Log OUT other Google Accounts” link, if you have personal accounts on your device, you will see the below:

E.  Create your Simmons Google account

Enter your Simmons email address and press “Next”

Enter the temporary password:

You will be prompted to change this temporary password to a password you will use from today onward.

You will not use the temporary password again.

F.  Watch the short +1 minute video (below) showing the above steps:

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This will open a new TAB so that you can click back here to re-watch the video and follow along.

G. In the future

In the future when you go to the Simmons SSO Apps screen and click the “Log OUT other Google Accounts” link, your account is already setup so all you do is click your Simmons email.

See short 22 second video below:

5. What if I have other questions?

Technical. If you encounter any issues accessing your SSO Portal, please contact the Technology Support Center at and we will be glad to assist you.

Applications. If you have questions about using any of the applications on your SSO portal please contact Helpdesk Support at

Use of Simmons College of Kentucky information systems is subject to all references within board policy and the Guidelines for the Acceptable Use of Information Resources.

Pursuant to Kentucky Administrative Code: (1) Unauthorized use is prohibited; (2) Usage may be subject to security testing and monitoring; (3) Misuse is subject to criminal prosecution; and (4) Users have no expectation of privacy except as otherwise provided by applicable privacy laws. “

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