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Why is SAM using login.gov?

login.gov uses two-factor authentication, and stronger passwords, that meet new National Institute of Standards of Technology requirements for secure validation and verification. By using login.gov, you’ll get an extra layer of security to help protect your SAM.gov profile against password compromises.

  • Do I have to create a login.gov account to sign into SAM?
    You must create a new account with login.gov. This is a one-time step. For existing SAM users, you should use your existing SAM.gov email address. For new users, you will be able to create a new SAM profile once you complete the login.gov authentication.
  • What will happen to my SAM Profile?
    Nothing will happen to the information stored in your SAM.gov account and profile. If you use the same email to create your login.gov profile, you will keep all of your records, data access requests, and saved searches. If you use a new email address, nothing will happen to your SAM.gov profile, but you will be unable to access it.
  • What email address should I use to create a login.gov account?
    If you are an existing SAM user, use the same email address you registered within SAM.gov so we can automatically link your SAM.gov profile to your login.gov account. If you use a different email address, we won’t be able to link your profile automatically.