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Google Apps for LEHIGH.EDU

The links below will take you to a "single sign-on" page where Students, Faculty and Staff can login to Google Apps for Lehigh using his/her Lehigh username(EX: abc123) and password.

Lehigh Core Google Services

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Forward mail to

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(also see Lehigh Public Calendars)

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Docs, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, etc.

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Create a web site

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User-managed mailing lists

Migrating Lehigh Email to Lehigh Google Mail

Following extensive internal and external analysis, LTS has determined that Lehigh Google Mail (Gmail) offers more enhanced features and greater storage capacity than Lehigh's current legacy email system. The use of Lehigh Gmail is fully supported by Library & Technology Services. The Lehigh Email Migrator(LEM) is a tool which you can use to move your e-mail from (hosted in the Computing Center, on-campus) to Lehigh Gmail (hosted in the internet cloud). In either case, your e-mail address remains the same: The Helpdesk has created a 6:47 minute video about Lehigh Gmail and some of differences between it and the legacy mail server.

Google Account Non-Core Services

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Google Keep

Non-Core google applications are now available to use with your Lehigh account using single-sign-on, however the Terms Of Service(TOS) for those follow the consumer TOS, rather than the special terms available for Education Customers. Support for non-core services is limited. You may see a warning message that "This account is managed by" when using those services with your lehigh account, which reminds you that the content you place there is tied to your Lehigh account/username. You can login directly from the google login box using your with no password, and clicking login. It will then redirect you to the single-signon page.

Configuring Third-party Software & Mobile Devices to Use Lehigh Google Apps

Some Google Apps features, such as accessing mail or calendars from third-party software such as Mozilla Thunderbird, and the Lehigh Email Migration (LEM) tool require a Google-stored password, since they interact directly with Google's systems. Lehigh security policy requires that externally stored passwords be different from your Lehigh password. Once created, your Google-stored passphrase does not change, even when you change your Lehigh password. However, if you want to you change yours, you can run the utility below to change yours.

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Lookup or regenerate "Google-stored" Passphrase (Authentication Required)

Lehigh Google-stored passphrases will not change with normal lehigh password changes. If you forget your Google-stored passphrase, you can lookup it up here or generate a new one. For IMAP access you will likely need to go into your account security settings and toggle the Allow less secure apps value to ON.

Getting Help

Google's help pages will answer most questions, and see our LTS Google Apps Help page for tips, news and local help. LTS Seminars about using Google Apps are scheduled periodically. Also, see the google website for education and the Google Apps Learning Center. If you need additional assistance contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or Check status of Google Apps.


As an individual you can selectively download a backup of your information stored on google servers using Google Takeout (google mail, drive/docs, contacts, google plus, lots more). Before you leave Lehigh, please transfer ownership of any shared drive files to someone else. If you return to Lehigh within 1 year after leaving, your Lehigh google account will be restored.

Lehigh Google e-mail is as safe as email currently stored on Lehigh's servers (both of which utilize encrypted transport). Google complies with FERPA regulations and you can review their privacy policy or even run a Privacy Checkup to review / update key privacy settings for your account.

Note to Lehigh Faculty and Staff:
Faculty and Staff can opt in to a local daily backup of their calendar data or another website using Lehigh webpage backup (Faculty/Staff only)

Note to Lehigh Alums:
Lehigh Alums may move mail to myLehigh, the Alumni Online Community, or a personal account using LEM, the Lehigh Email Migrator.

Other Information

See Known Issues with iOS for oddities with Apple devices.