My.PPS Portal & Duo Two-Step Authorization
Important Information for All PPS Staff
The Office of Technology & Information Services is excited to announce that Portland Public Schools is making the move to a new My.PPS home page enhanced with Duo Two-Step authorization. The goal is for you to have a more robust and secure account sign-in to PPS resources and to launch an innovative and customizable new page from where you can access all your PPS applications.
♦ When is this change taking place?
This change will take place as follows:
The My.PPS internet homepage will be turned on for all PPS staff and contractors on August 9th, 2021. You will experience a new way to logon and sign-in to critical PPS applications like PeopleSoft and GSuite. Additionally Duo will be enabled as an optional feature. During this Duo trial period you will need to choose whether to use a personal device/smartphone OR a Duo token to secure your PPS account.
My.PPS page features geared towards teaching staff (including class rostering, application assignment and student analytics/engagement functionality) will be available from August 9th and training will be provided on these features.
Duo Two-Step account security will be ENFORCED for all PPS staff and contractors by the end of the calendar year, 2021. You must have made a selection of Duo mobile OR Duo token enrollment by this date or you will not be able to access your PPS account.
♦ Why are we switching to My.PPS and Duo?
Adding My.PPS and Duo to our existing technology offering provides us with tools to improve security and collaboration including:
- Single Sign-on to all your PPS applications from anywhere
- Customizable home portal layout
- Create your own folders & organize your applications
- Teachers can track student activity & engagement
Duo Two Step authentication
- Use secondary device to quickly sign in to PPS network
- Secure anytime anywhere access to PeopleSoft for Benefits & Payroll
♦ How am I affected by this change?
Starting August 9th 2021, the new My.PPS portal will become your new default home page and give you access to your current suite of PPS applications. Duo two-factor authentication will be available for all staff account logins.
For teaching staff - My.PPS will give you additional tools to engage with students - see class rosters, assign class applications and track student activity.
My.PPS Portal FAQs
I have heard that My.PPS is a Single Sign-On system. What does Single Sign-On mean?
I was prompted to install a Chrome/Edge extension for My.PPS. Is it safe to do that?
Why do some icons have a key and/or a lock and others do not?
How do I find apps that are not showing up on My.PPS?
Can I group similar apps together?
Can I customize my layout in My.PPS?
What does auto launch do?
What if I don't see an app I use in the App Library?
Where can I access training materials?
What if I have additional questions about My.PPS?
What kinds of training on My.PPS will be available?
In order to help you find answers quickly and access training materials, including videos, a list of resources has been compiled below: