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.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff, Affiliates

Benefits and key features

  • Allows MIT users to authenticate to protected websites, including both MIT-hosted and cloud-based services.


  • An existing MIT Kerberos username/password or MIT X.509 certificate.

Getting started

MIT users:

  • New MIT students, staff, faculty, and affiliates: Get an MIT Kerberos account.
  • MIT students, staff, and faculty members: Use your existing MIT Kerberos account or MIT X.509 certificate to sign in through Touchstone.
  • Contact the Service Desk for assistance.

Web application developers and administrators:

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