What is the new login process for SAM.gov?
Effective June 29, 2018, when you go to the U.S. Federal Government’s System for Award Management (SAM.gov) and log in, you will be asked to create a Login.gov user account. Your current SAM.gov username and password will no longer work to log in to SAM.gov.
Make sure you know the email address associated with your current SAM.gov user account. It is the email address to which this message was sent.
Why do I need my current SAM.gov user account email address?
Using the same email address to create your Login.gov user account allows SAM.gov to automatically migrate your roles. If a different email address is provided, your roles will need to be reassigned. This could cause delays updating your existing registrations.
What do I need to create my Login.gov user account?
You will need to:
– know the email address associated with your SAM.gov username and password (it is the email address to which this message was sent)
– have access to that email to receive a confirmation email from Login.gov, and
– have a working phone (cell phone or landline) to receive a security code from Login.gov.
Why is SAM.gov making these user account changes?
To further increase security and deter fraud, SAM.gov is partnering with Login.gov to implement multi-factor authentication for registered SAM.gov users.
Will this change impact public users who do not log in to SAM.gov?
No. There is no change for users who search and view public data on SAM.gov without logging in to the system.
Will I be able to get help for this new login process?
Yes. SAM.gov will post additional instructions, the Federal Service Desk (https://www.fsd.gov) will be available to support, and you can go to Login.gov (https://login.gov/help/creating-an-account/how-do-i-create-an-account-with-logingov/) to learn more about creating an account.