Entities logging in to SAM.gov will now have to create a Login.gov user account. Current SAM.gov usernames and passwords will no longer work.
When creating the Login.gov account, it is recommended that users use the email address that had been associated with the SAM.gov username and password so that SAM roles can automatically be migrated. To create the Login.gov account, users will need to:
On login.gov, go to the “Manage Accounts” tab to get started, and scroll down the login page to “Create account.” There is a duel authentication process that takes place when setting up an account, so the user will need to be near a phone to received a phone call or text with a 6 digit authentication that must be put in the system to activate it. The user must also have access to the email account used to create the Login.gov account (preferably the same email address that had previously been associated with the SAM.gov account).