Changes coming to accessing Department information through the SAFE portal


A convenient change is coming to the way districts, schools, parents and businesses access information from the Ohio Department of Education. Seeking continuous improvement, the Department is working with the Ohio Digital Experience (ODX) to make it easier for SAFE users to access the applications they now reach through SAFE (Security Application for Enterprise Web portal). The Department’s goals for the project are to:

  • Create an easy-to-use, intuitive user experience that lets customers access their applications from anywhere, anytime;
  • Provide a user-friendly customer experience that makes it easier for customers to set up accounts;
  • Provide a single sign-on location to access both Department applications and other state applications available on OH|ID. Users will no longer need to maintain a separate set of SAFE credentials; and
  • Use the latest best practices for security to safeguard important customer data.

Once the Department completes the changes this spring, users will access all Department applications through OH|ID rather than SAFE. Department of Education staff will be notified directly with instructions and resources specifically related to the employee services hosted in SAFE.

To learn more about the new OH|ID portal and to see how users will navigate and access the portal, please visit the Department of Education OH|ID Portal Help webpage.