Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
* A DWD workweb ID is required to access these links. See https://www.dwd.state.wi.us/accountmanagement to get a DWD workweb account.
WAMS (Web Access Management System) is the "key to the front door" to access state applications. The State of Wisconsin administers many systems and WAMS is often times the first step to access one of the systems in a secure "house." Many times there are systems that have additional levels of security that require other "keys."
The vision for access to state applications is to eventually allow authorized individuals to access state internet applications using the same means of identification for all State Web applications. For example, a citizen would be able to use the same Wisconsin User ID and password to acquire overweight trucking permits, Emergency Medical Technician certification, or access to CARES or KIDS.
At this time, the DWD and DOA security infrastructures (WAMS) are not integrated. Until this occurs, access to DWD web applications, including the DWD Extranet, requires a DWD/Wisconsin User ID. DWD partners connecting over an (Internet Service Provider) ISP also must have a WAMS User ID for non-DWD applications and for accessing HOD
A DWD User ID and password was automatically created from all WAMS User IDs in existence prior to February 7th, 2004. Thus, the DWD User ID and password was initially identical to the WAMS User ID and password. Once the password for either account was changed, they no longer were the same. Creating a WAMS User ID and password after February 7th does not create a DWD User ID. That needs to be done independently of WAMS.
It's possible to do this, but you shouldn't. It can cause problems with some of the applications. Instead, save a favorite to the Gateway Page itself because the links on that page will always be up to date.