Access Information & Links

An account in Ability will automatically be created upon login with an active MSU NetID or FPID. Accounts are also created/updated nighlty through EBS & SIS data feeds. 

Check requirements below as you may not need or be eligible for a GuestID. If still necessary, submit your request for a Guest login at least 2 workdays in advance. 

Guest ID Login (including password reset link)

  • New employee or student

    You must wait for a MSU NetID to be issued and activated. The time may vary from 2 days to 2 weeks. Guest accounts will not be created in advance of a netID for many reasons.

    Once activated or re-activated, you can login with your netID from the main page login button. 

    Faculty may be able to get the activation process expedited. See

    It is against the law for someone to complete work for MSU without pay unless there is a formal volunteer status (which would make them eligible for a temporary ID). Having multiple login ID also creates confusion and re-work to copy records after the NetID is activated.

    If you have ended up with duplicate accounts, you can take the training again or you can submit a request to have your records moved.

  • Click System Access

    If you also need to login to Click to create or edit a research project application, you will need a NetID account to login.

    The department you are affiliated with may request a temporary ID (e.g. dept NetID, FPID, F00001234) that you can use for both the Ability training system and Click protocol system.

    See for information on department-sponsored ID.

  • FPID (F00##### Accounts)

    These accounts currently must be created manually before you can login.

    Email or call 517-884-4600 to get get your account set-up. Include your F number, first name, and last name, the MSU unit and/or your supervisor (typically who would be assigning and responsible for your training). 

    The MSU Human Resources feed that creates accounts in the Ability training system does not include FPID users. Automatic account creation is under development. If you need to access Click and other MSU online resources aside from the training system, see information on department-sponsored accounts at

  • CommunityID (previous login)

    If you previously used a CommunityID to access the training system, you will still be able to login with your email address by resetting your password for the new system.

    Guest Login - Your email address is your User Name. Click [Forgot Password] link.  

    Neither a CommunityID nor GuestID can be used to access Click project approval system. 

  • Request Ability Guest Account

    If none of the conditions above apply, you can still get access to the Ability training system. 

    Request Guest Access (see restrictions below). 

    We strive to set up all accounts within 24 hours, but the time will vary. Include the MSU supervisor of your work for faster processing. 

  • I still can't login

    Contact the Helpdesk at or 517-884-4600. If your account was previously inactivated, we may be able to activate your account for login prior to our next MSU feed. And there may be other solutions.

    You may be directed to contact the MSU Identity Office or to reset your NetID to resolve problems with your account.