What is the new login process for SAM.gov?

The first time you log in to SAM.gov after June 29, 2018, you’ll be asked to create a login.gov user account (if you don’t already have one). Going forward, you will use your login.gov username and password every time you log in to SAM.gov. Your current SAM.gov username and password will no longer work.

Login.gov is a service that offers secure and private online access to government programs, such as federal benefits, services, and applications. With a login.gov account, you can sign into multiple government websites (including SAM.gov) with the same username and password.

If you already have a login.gov account check the email address associated with it. If your current login.gov account matches the email address associated with your SAM.gov account, you are ready for the new login process. Otherwise, you will need to create a new login.gov account the first time you log in to SAM.gov after June 29, 2018.

Why do I need my current SAM.gov user account email address?

If you use any other email address to create your account at login.gov other than the one associated with your SAM.gov account, your SAM.gov roles will need to be reassigned. This could cause delays in updating your existing registrations.

How do I find the email address for my SAM.gov user account?

  • If you don’t know which email is associated with your SAM.gov user account, contact the supporting Federal Service Desk at www.fsd.gov, or by telephone at 866-606-8220 (toll free) or 334-206-7828 (internationally) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET), for FREE assistance.

What do I need to create my Login.gov user account?

Through SAM.gov, create a login.gov account (if you don’t already have one). Your old SAM.gov username and password won’t work anymore. You’ll need to:

  • Create a login.gov account if you don’t have one. You only need to do this once.
  • If you have a login.gov account, check the email address. – If you already have a login.gov account, the associated email address must match the email address associated with your SAM.gov account in order to migrate your roles. If the email addresses don’t match, you’ll need to create a new login.gov account.
  • If you don’t have a login.gov account, enter an email address. Use the same email address you use for SAM.gov. If you don’t currently have a SAM.gov account (are a brand new user, for example), you may use any email address you have access to.
  • Create a new password.
  • Pick how you want to receive security codes. You need a working phone number (mobile or landline) or an authentication app (installed on your mobile or on your computer). Login.gov will use your phone or your authentication app to send you a one-time security code for authentication.

How do I sign into SAM.gov after I create my Login.gov account?

Every time you select “Log In” on SAM.gov, you’ll go to the login.gov sign-in page. You need to enter your login.gov email address, password, and the one-time security code that you receive. You can tell login.gov to remember your browser which stores your security code for 30 days.

Why did SAM.gov make these user account changes?

  • To further increase security and deter fraud, SAM.gov is partnering with login.gov to implement multi-factor authentication for registered SAM.gov users.

Does this change impact public users who do not log in to SAM.gov?

  • No. There is no change for users who search and view public data on SAM.gov without logging in to the system.



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