Secure Access to University Services
By logging in to the University of Sheffield Log In interface you gain secure access to many online services at the University. In this way you can access multiple services without the need to log in to each one individually.
In some cases, it is technically possible to bypass the Log In screen and log directly into each service individually. Some people prefer to operate this way having web browser bookmarks for each online service.
The downside of this approach is that you may get into the habit of typing your University username and password into a multitude of different log in screens. This makes it easier for online fraudsters to construct a fake log in screen in order to trick you into entering your username and password which they can then record.
If you are in the practise of only typing your username and password into the formal University of Sheffield Log In screen you make it much more difficult for criminals to acquire your account details to access your information and our systems.
University managers may wish to convey to their staff the importance of only using the official University log in screen to access services.