Logging in to SD-STARS
Website address, User ID & password
Users who wish to log in to SD-STARS can go to https://doestars.sd.gov/.*
In SD-STARS, the User ID is the user's email address.
The password depends on the user's email domain. A domain is the part of an email address that appears after the @ symbol.
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- Every public school district in South Dakota has a Technology Coordinator, who is able to reset or manage user passwords set by the K12 Data Center. To find your district's Technology Coordinator, please visit https://doe.sd.gov/ofm/edudir.aspx.
- If you can't find the help you need through your Technology Coordinator, you may request the K12 Data Center to reset your password by emailing Help@k12.sd.us.
Self-service for "@k12.sd.us" users
You can test your password directly through the K12 Data Center's webmail sign-in and member sign-in options. To do this, visit https://www.k12.sd.us/.
The SD-STARS login page features a "Manage Passwords" link that allows users with non-K12 domains to change passwords. Follow these steps to successfully change your password. Click on each thumbnail to open a larger screenshot of each step.
After following the "Manage Passwords" link, enter the email addresses that is registered for your account. Click "Submit."
Go to your email's inbox and find an email sent from STARSHelp@state.sd.us. This email will provide an authorization code.
Enter your authorization code in the field provided and click "Submit."
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Troubleshooting and Support
If you have issues logging in, visit the SD-STARS "Login Help" page at https://doestars.sd.gov/LoginHelp.aspx. When applied, the troubleshooting tips mentioned on this page often eliminate obstacles that users face when logging in to SD-STARS.
Local Support - STARS Account Managers can help!
Every public district in South Dakota has a STARS Account Manager (SAM), who is able to approve accounts and check user permissions. To find your district's SAM, please visit https://doe.sd.gov/ofm/edudir.aspx.