Can I add a new log-in method to my account?

Yes! If you logged into Commons using your Google credentials, for example, but you would prefer to use your Twitter credentials or MSU single-sign-on going forward, you can do so by adding a new log-in method. Please see our Adding a New Log-In Method guide for details!

After registration, you can add an additional log-in method. First, go to and hover over your name and avatar at the top right of the screen; when the menu appears, choose Settings, the last option.

Then, click Link another log-in method. You will see an introduction and set of instructions—click Let’s get started! to continue.

You then have the option to use Twitter or Google [or if a Michigan State University employee the MSU SSO] credentials to log in to Commons. Signing in with Twitter will allow you to log in with your Twitter username and password. Signing in with Google will let you enter with any Google account username and password, regardless of the email address you used during registration. Choose the Spartan helmet if you are a MSU employee and wish to use single-sign-on.

If you choose Google, you will be prompted to enter your Google username and password (or click on an account if you are logged in to one currently). You will then be asked to approve the connection between Commons and your Gmail account. To approve it, click Allow at the bottom of the approval screen.

If you choose Twitter, you’ll be asked to enter your Twitter username and password and then click Sign In.

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