The System for Award Management (SAM) uses login.gov for authentication when you log in. Login.gov is a part of our process, but is only one part of the account creation.
When you are on the SAM.gov homepage and you wish to log in, if you have an account then you will authenticate using login.gov.
If you do not have a SAM.gov account, then you will create one using login.gov and then complete your SAM.gov profile.
For help with login.gov accounts you should visit https://login.gov/help. This includes if you need to reset your password, forgot your email address, or need to manage your login.gov account.
NOTE: Your login.gov user account is unique to you as an individual user. Your account includes your personal contact information and controls roles and permissions that pertain to your job functions as they relate to IAE systems. You should never share your login.gov account credentials with anyone else, including your colleagues, administrator, or even the Help Desk.