You may bookmark (or mark as a favorite) any page in the EBS Portal (URLs including "secportal.ebsp.msu.edu").

Before you enter the EBS Portal, you first enter the security system to log in. Do NOT bookmark the login page as this may cause errors with the security system.

Profile Image

The image you set for yourself in MSU's Office365 shows in the page header of the EBS Portal. 

There are a number of ways to change your profile image. VIsit the Profile Image help page to learn more.


The main navigation is at the top. These tabs, or groups of links, are based on your security roles. The links (or "tiles") within each group are below.  The tiles contain additional information.

Employees with many tabs using a smaller screen may not see all tabs. A scroll icon will show if hovering at the right of the tabs. Also, a menu icon (down caret/arrow) can be selected to show a list of tabs.


The search box at the top of the page allows you to search for links in the EBS Portal.  As you type the search will suggest links. You can click on these suggestions, or hit the enter key or Search (spy glass) icon to complete the search. More details about searching.


To log off, click the person icon (shows your name), then "Sign Out".  Remember to also log off of Single Sign-On.

Auto Logoff (or Extend Session)

Sessions in the EBS Portal are limited to 30 minutes of inactivity. Inactivity means that no information has been saved during that period (navigating around the portal, while an activity, doesn't save anything an thus the timer keeps counting down).

While on the Portal Landing Page (with the tiles) or in any HR or Payroll application, a warning will pop up at 25 minutes. This allows you to either extend your session for another 30 minutes, or log off immediately.