Tips and Tricks

How to log in faster

Here are three ways you can simplify your daily login process

Go passwordless with Cardinal Key

A Cardinal Key is a digital certificate that is installed on a device and provides a user’s identity to a remote server in place of a SUNet ID and password. Cardinal Keys are installed on a per-device basis, and the same Cardinal Key provides authentication to VPN and web single sign-on.

Select your platform for detailed instructions to install Cardinal Key:

Use a Password Manager

Dashlane Premium password manager is available free of charge to all current faculty, staff, and students at the Stanford School of Medicine with an active email account.

Dashlane securely stores your passwords in the cloud and keeps them synchronized across all your devices – including your personally-owned devices – so you no longer have to remember them.  Dashlane can also help you create unique, strong passwords for the sites you visit and the apps you use. If you like, Dashlane can further simplify your computing by automatically logging you into websites. And no one else, including Stanford or Dashlane, can access your passwords.

You can learn more about Dashlane at To begin using Dashlane, see the “Get Started” section.

Reduce your two-step authentication requests

Streamline your login process by setting your preferred two-step authentication method in your browser. Watch the following video for instructions.

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