County employees, along with contractors, business partners and other support staff, are assigned a Dakota County user ID, password and email address to securely access the county's network. To get the most out of your county user account, please follow the instructions on this site.
County uses multifactor authentication
While users should always create strong passwords to their accounts, passwords alone aren’t enough protection. Multifactor authentication adds an extra layer of security because it requires a different MFA code each time you log in — a code that only you receive. This makes it more difficult for someone to access your account if your password is ever stolen.
Updating county account passwords
Once you've updated your password for your county user account, you will need to update settings on any enrolled mobile devices and some applications:
Updating County Account Password on your Mobile Device
Updating County Password in OneDrive
Updating County Password in OneNote
Updating County Password in Skype on Home Computer
Updating County Password in Skype on Mobile Devices
If you encounter problems connecting to the Dakota County VPN or have any related questions, contact the IT Help Desk at
email@example.com or 651-438-4346.