Login Information

In order to login to Shepherd Sakai you will need a user ID and a password. Once you have obtain this information you will be able to enter into the Sakai learning management system. See below for information on how to obtain your user ID and password.

Shepherd users should always login with their Shepherd Email Account Information, not an email address. The Sakai ID is the name that you use to login to the computer labs, email, etc. The password for Sakai is the same as the password for those systems.

There is no @ in your ShepID. if your email address is smith01@shepherd.edu, your ShepID is simply smith01.

Obtaining Login Info

Students -  Your computer account is created shortly after you register for classes.

Employees -  After IT Services creates your computer account, a temporary ID card is sent through intercampus mail.

Your username and password can then be retrieved through RAIL.

Here is what you need to do.

  1. Go to RAIL and click on Next Stop Rail - All Aboard!
  2. Enter your SID (Shepherd ID) and your PIN on the User Login screen.
  3. Click on Personal Information on the Welcome screen.
  4. Click on Password Management at the bottom of the page.
  5. Click on Retrieve Original Password. You will need to read and accept the Acceptable Use Policy. Your Username and Password will then be displayed.
  6. Click on Back to Password Management Menu in the upper right corner.
  7. Click on Change current password.
  8. Enter your new Password twice (6-16 characters long)and click on Change Password. A confirmation page will state your password has been changed.

To protect your privacy, click on EXIT in the upper right corner (PC) or left corner (MAC) and close your browser when you have finished viewing.

Your username and password allow you to access:

For more information, visit ID, PIN, Username and Password FAQ's.