Using Idcheck at QMUL
Idcheck is a cookie-based authentication system which is used to allow or restrict access to college web sites, pages or services. It is a 'single-sign-on' system meaning that you only need to enter your username and password once on the idcheck page in any browser session to be able to access any of the sites or services which you are entitled to use. The system is currently used to allow staff and students access to internal college web pages from off-campus and also for access to services such as staff Webmail.
Idcheck works by installing a session cookie in your browser the first time you attempt to access an idchecked service or web page. The cookie can then be used by any other restricted College sites and services that you try to access during the same browser session. As long as the cookie is present, you can return to your original page or service without the need to login again.
The cookie will be deleted either when you use 'Logout' in a service such as Webmail or when you quit your browser (note that just closing a browser window will not delete the cookie).
You will need to make sure that your web browser has suitable cookie settings in order to use idcheck. In Internet Explorer, these can be found under Tools > Internet Options > Privacy. In Mozilla Firefox, look under Tools > Options > Cookies.
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