Initial Instructions for FCPS Single Sign-on

The FCPS Single Sign-On Portal is a tool for students and staff will use to access district and instructional technology resources from one location, with one login. Some applications are presented to everyone, but most are specifically assigned based on criteria such as staff role or student enrollment. To access the Single Sign-On Portal go to

Frederick County Public Schools Single Sign-on Portal


1. Upon your first login, you will be prompted to answer three security questions to setup the self-service password reset tool. You can pick from the list of questions by using the drop-down arrow on the question field. 

Password Reset Enrollment screen shot. Select a question to answer. Enter an answer to the question.

2. You may use Google Authenticator as a verification option. When you see the screen below, scan the displayed QR code with your personal device, which will then provide you with a code to enter in the field shown here.

Single Sign on portal screen shot

3. You can also create a 4-digit pin as a verification option.

Password Reset Enrollment screen shot. Enter user pin.

5. You can also enter a personal email as a verification option. This step is optional.

Password Reset Enrollment screen shot. Enter a personal email address.

6. If you are satisfied with your answers, select "Save Answers." Or, select "Start Over" to go back to Step 1.

Enrollment Summary to review answers to verification options.

7. After you save your answers, you will be redirected to the SSO Portal.

Enrollment screen shot. Verify answers.

Reset Your Password

1. If you forget your password in the future, go back to the Single Sign-On login page and select the “forgot password” link. Once you do that, you will initiate the password reset process. You will be required to enter your SSO username.

Password Reset screen shot. Please enter your network user name.

2. You will see a list of identity verification methods to choose from. (If you entered a personal email address, that option would also appear here.)

Select verification method screen shot

2a. “Answer Questions”: If you choose this option, you will be asked to answer the required number of questions.

Password Reset screen shot. Answer verification questions.

2b. “Google Authenticator”: If you choose this option, you will be asked to enter an authenticator number, which you can access by opening Google Authenticator on your personal device.

Verify with Google Authenticator screen shot

2c. “PIN”: If you choose this option, you will be asked to enter the PIN code you set during IVs registration.

Verify with pin screen shot

3. Once the system confirms you have correctly entered your question answers, Google Authenticator number, or PIN code, you will be redirected to the password reset screen.

Password Reset screen shot.

4. When you login to the Single Sign-On Portal, you will be presented with a screen similar to the one below. You will see applications that are common to a school, a grade, a department or the district as a whole. 

SSO Portal