​What is ILogin?

ILogin is the new State of Illinois Identity Management solution allowing users the ability to access many state services and systems online, across multiple state agencies and departments, using a single secure ILogin user ID and password. ILogin uses multifactor authentication (MFA) to authenticate your identity and Identity Verification is used to verify your identity. 

How does ILogin help?

ILogin uses the latest security tools to protect user data including identity proofing, strong authentication, fraud analytics and threat monitoring. ILogin will provide a single location to access your frequently used State of Illinois applications, using one login.

User Registration & Activation

First Time Visitors – Create a New Account/Sign Up

If you are a first-time user and have not setup an account yet, register for an ILogin account. When registering for the first time, you will follow a few additional steps to validate your identity. Once you have an ILogin account created, you can easily access it for other State of Illinois sites that utilize ILogin.

Please do not create a new ILogin account if you already have one to access the following State of Illinois online services: IDES UI (Unemployment Insurance) Online Account, HFS Impact, IDPH Vax Verify / Immunization Portal. Please use your existing user ID and password from those systems to login to the ILogin portal. Your ID / username will be the email address you provide during registration.  Duplicate usernames / email accounts are not allowed.

You will be required to provide a verifiable email address during the sign-up process. The email address will be verified by an activation email for completion of your account setup. You will have to click the activation link sent to the email address; please ensure you have access to the email address you provide.

Don't have an email address?

There are a number of email providers who provide an email address and services at no cost. A few popular email providers are listed below. These are commercial provider organizations and are not affiliated with the State of Illinois. Your email messages will not be stored on State of Illinois systems.

Authentication Process

ILogin is designed to help secure your information. These authentication methods follow industry best practices.

Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

You will be required to submit multifactor authentication in addition to your ILogin credentials when you sign into your account. When you are accessing any protected application in ILogin, you will be prompted to perform additional authentication to verify your identity. It is an authentication method in which a computer user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence (or factors) to an authentication mechanism that involve: knowledge (something the user and only the user knows) and possession (something the user and only the user has). A good example of multifactor authentication is the withdrawing of money from an ATM; only the correct combination of a bank card (something the user possesses) and a PIN (something the user knows) allows the transaction to be carried out. During initial activation of your account, you can select one or more of the available options to setup MFA methods.

Below are MFA options available as methods of authentications:

It is recommended you set up multiple methods. If one method is not available or you are having issues, you can switch to another method during login.

  • Okta-Verify: Approve a push notification from Okta Verify App by selecting a 'Yes' or 'No' acknowledgement button OR enter a 6-digit one-time pass code from the Okta Verify App into the Okta MFA prompt.
  • Google Authenticator: Enter a 6 digit one-time pass code from the Google Auth App into the Okta MFA prompt.
  • SMS Authentication: Enter a 6-digit numeric code from the text message into the Okta MFA prompt.
  • Voice Call Authentication: Enter a 6-digit numeric code from an automated voice call into the Okta MFA prompt.

Verification Process

Identity Verification

Identity Verification is the process used to verify a person's identity before the State of Illinois allows access to sensitive and confidential systems and user information. The Identity Verification is based on "life history" or transaction information aggregated from public and proprietary data sources about the user. The State uses Experian services to perform an interactive user identity verification.