An MIT ID is a digital (or physical) credential enabling community members to authenticate themselves to card readers on and off campus.

Community members with an active MIT Kerberos account can use the MIT Atlas mobile application to enable their digital ID. If a physical ID card is required, the individual can use the MIT Atlas mobile app to print out a card at one of several self-service kiosks on campus.

Data Discovery

Data discovery is the activity of finding where sensitive data resides so that it can be adequately protected or securely removed. IS&T distributes Spirion (formerly Identity Finder), a software tool that can easily retrieve electronic data stored on computers and servers.

Touchstone Authentication

MIT Touchstone is a single sign-on web authentication service that allows members of the MIT community to log in to participating MIT and federated websites using their MIT credentials. When using a Touchstone-enabled application, your credentials will never be passed to the application service.


Passwords protect and limit access to your personal data and to IT resources at MIT.

If your password is over a year old, you will be required to change it when you renew your MIT certificate(s). Note: IS&T will never ask you to send or reset your password via email.


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