ITS Documentation

Signing In and Out of Your M+Google Account Via the Web

S4389 • June 2014

This document provides tips for signing in to and out of your M+Google account in ways that protect your privacy and the security of your password. To learn about using Google Apps, visit google.umich.edu.

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Which Web Browser?

You'll get the best results when using your M+Google account via the web if you use the Google Chrome web browser. Google supports recent versions of the most popular web browsers. For a list of supported web browsers, go to the Google Support Center and search for "Google Apps supported browsers."

Consider Private Browsing If You Share Your Computer

If you use a public computer or share your computer with other people, you may want to use private web browsing to protect your privacy and reduce the risk of others accidentally logging into your M+Google account. Private web browsing does not store cookies, and will log you out when you close the browser window. To use private browsing, see the instructions for the web browser you use:

Signing In/Logging In

IMPORTANT! Before logging in for the first time, please read about Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and Conflicting Accounts.

Here are three ways to get to your M+Google account and log in:

Via google.umich.edu

  1. Go to google.umich.edu and click one of the buttons at the top left of the page. These buttons take you to Google Apps in the U-M domain.

    Screen shot of buttons for mail, calendar, and drive in the upper left of the M + Google web page.

  2. You'll be directed to the U-M Weblogin page to log in. Log in using your uniqname and UMICH password.

    Screen shot of weblogin page.

  3. Weblogin passes on its assurance to Google that you are who you say you are and that you are authorized to use Google. Google uses this assurance to sign you in to your M+Google account. Your password is not transmitted to Google. You are now both logged in to Weblogin and Google.

Make M+Google Mail Your Home Page

  1. In your web browser's Preferences, set the home page to be the URL for logging in to M+Google Mail, Calendar, or Drive.

    • Mail. http://email.umich.edu/

    • Calendar. http://calendar.umich.edu/

    • Drive. http://drive.umich.edu/

  2. When you open your web browser, you'll be directed to the U-M Weblogin page to log in. Use your uniqname and UMICH password.

    Screen shot of weblogin page.

  3. Weblogin passes on its assurance to Google that you are who you say you are and that you are authorized to use Google. Google uses this assurance to sign you in to your M+Google account. Your password is not transmitted to Google. You are now both logged in to Weblogin and signed in to Google.

Through the Google Home Page (google.com)

Signing in this way includes an extra step because you first need to let Google know that you want to be connected to the U-M domain.

  1. On the Google home page, click Sign In.

    Screen shot of Sign In button in upper right corner of Google home page at google.com.

  2. On the Google sign-in page, enter your U-M email address to tell Google to connect you to the U-M domain.

    NOTE: Do not enter your password here. Only enter your password at the U-M Weblogin page.

    If you share your computer with others, uncheck the Stay signed in checkbox. This helps to prevent others who share your computer from accidentally logging in to your account. To learn what happens if you choose to stay signed in, go to the Google Support Center and search for "stay signed in."

    Click Sign In.

    Screen shot of Google's sign in page. Enter your U-M email address, uncheck the Stay signed in box, and click Sign In. Do not enter your password yet.

  3. You'll be directed to the U-M weblogin page to log in. Enter your uniqname and UMICH password, and click log in.

    Screen shot of weblogin page.

  4. Weblogin passes on its assurance to Google that you are who you say you are and that you are authorized to use Google. Google uses this assurance to sign you in to your M+Google account. Your password is not transmitted to Google. You are now both logged in to Weblogin and signed in to Google.

Signing or Logging Out

When you use your M+Google account via the web, you are logged in to Weblogin and signed in to Google. To get completely logged out/signed out, you need to

  • Log out of Weblogin and

  • Sign out of Google.

The best way to do this is to Exit or Quit your web browser. This will log you out and sign you out (as long as you unchecked the Google Stay signed in checkbox).

If you wish, you can sign out and log out manually.

To sign out of Google, click the icon or picture in the top right corner of any Google page, then select Sign out.

Screen shot of signing out of Google.

To log out of Weblogin, go to the Weblogin page (at weblogin.umich.edu), scroll to the bottom of the page, then click Log Out.

Screen shot of Log Out link at bottom of Weblogin authenticated resources page.

On the Weblogin log out confirmation page, click Log Out.

Screen shot of confirming that you want to log out of Weblogin.

Additional Resources

Visit google.umich.edu for information about using M+Google, including information about connecting to your M+Google account from a mobile device.

Visit ITS's Information System to obtain ITS computer documentation and other resources.

The ITS Service Center provides a variety of computing help resources.

For further help with this or any other topic, call 734-764-HELP [4357] or submit an online service request.