Friend Invitation (Not Social Login) Expired or Timed Out

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Canvas, Friend Account, U-M Login


I tried to login to my Friend (or Canvas) account but received a message that the invitation expired. 


The U-M Friend account system sends links that expire after 24 hours, to reduce security risks. You can set up the Friend account again to have another invitation sent.

Create your U-M Friend account:

  1. Check the invitation to see what e-mail address was used for you; use this address for your U-M Friend identity in the next step
  2. Follow these instructions to create your U-M Friend account:

If you are invited to a Canvas course and you choose to use a Friend account, this is how you login:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click on the "U-M Login" option
  3. When prompted to "Enter your Login ID and Password", use the Friend ID (your email address) and the password you created in step 1

If you signed into a Canvas course with a Social Login, and you are receiving the invitation expired message, please contact the ITS Service Center.

Additional Information

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.


Article ID: 3667
Fri 9/11/20 3:55 PM
Thu 7/22/21 1:56 PM