A New Look for Brown Login Screens


On Thursday, November 21, Brown's Shibboleth login screens are getting a new look. Though you may not know it by name, you have probably used Shibboleth to log in to many access-restricted Brown websites and services such as Canvas and Workday.

The new look brings our login screens in line with the University's web branding initiative that started with the homepage in 2010. Logging in still works the same, the only thing that changes is the visual design of the login and error screens.

New look for Shibboleth authentication at BrownNew look for Shibboleth authentication at Brown

The new format makes authentication (logging in) easier for Faculty, Students, and Staff. It highlights important information and helps visitors to be aware of which services have asked that they authenticate.

In addition to having a new look, the page is built with a "responsive" layout. That means it will automatically format itself to display well on your phone, tablet, or desktop browser.

Mobile Device Usage at BrownMobile Device Usage at Brown

A mobile-friendly login screen at Brown responds to increased demand for web content from mobile devices, and is critical to engage segments of the world's population that use only mobile devices for web access. Mobile traffic has grown ten fold from what it was three years ago, and currently accounts for nearly 25% of Brown's online visitors.