StarID: March 7, 2014
The MnSCU system office has engaged in a project to provide a system-wide username and password, called StarID.  At St. Cloud State University, the intention of StarID is to replace the SCSU ID/Tech ID and HuskyNetID as a login username.


  • Reduce the number of usernames and passwords users must maintain and remember for SCSU and MnSCU systems and services. This should enhance security, reduce complexity and confusion.
  • Provide enriched and user-focused services and ensure new and existing students, faculty, and staff are able to access SCSU and MnSCU resources with ease. 
  • Ensure students, faculty, and staff who participate at multiple MnSCU institutions will be able to use a common username and password.

Find out more about StarID...

Activate your StarID

In order to access St. Cloud State University Online Services, all students, faculty and staff must activate their StarID.

To activate your StarID you will need:
Your TechID or the personal email address that you provided to St. Cloud State.

Quick facts

  • Activate: Use the StarID Self Service site to activate your StarID, reset your StarID password, retrieve a forgotten StarID, and access other account maintenance tools.
    NOTE: The activation portion of the MnSCU StarID site DOES NOT WORK with Internet Explorer 11. We recommend using Internet Explorer 10 (or earlier), Firefox or Safari when activating your StarID.
  • StarID: A StarID will contain 2 letters, 4 numbers, and 2 more letters (e.g. “ab1234cd” or “qm8762bg”).
  • Email: Current faculty and staff email addresses will not be changing.
  • TechID and HuskyNetID will no longer be used as a username (you will be using your StarID). TechID will still exist as an identification number within system records.

Additional Support

More StarID information and support can be found here:

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact  HuskyTech ( or 320-308-7000).