Accounts and passwords
Here you will find information on Aalto University account and a password.
Every student and employee needs for their work and studies Aalto account in order to use IT systems at Aalto University.
You can get your account using self-service portal http://password.aalto.fi/ . Authorization to the service is via the VETUMA service, using either your Finnish Internet bank identifiers or your electronic ID card issued by the Finnish police or your mobile certificate.
You may also activate your username by visiting one of the IT service desks on Aalto campuses. You have to prove your identity with an official ID card, meaning a passport, Finnish ID card or Finnish driver's license.
There is Single Sign On system on Aalto workstations e.g. in computer classrooms. The Single Sign On system enables the users to access certain web based services at Aalto with a single login for up to twelve hours.
Your username and password are personal and you must not give them to the other people. The account owner is responsible for all usage of his/her account.
Your Aalto password is valid 180 days at a time. Please note that your Aalto username and password are still useable 4 months after graduation.
Guidelines for the good password: Password guidelines
- Changing your Aalto password on an Aalto Windows workstation
- Changing your Aalto password on an Aalto Linux workstation
- Changing your Aalto password at mail.aalto.fi (also from home)
Forgot your Aalto password? You can set a new password by using http://password.aalto.fi/ service (needs Finnish online bank identifiers, electronic ID card or mobile certificate) or by visiting at IT Service Desk.
Usage policy of information systems (this policy is still under work and will be updated later) usage at Aalto University concerns all members of the Aalto University academic community, other users of Aalto University information systems and Aalto University units. The usage policy also concerns all information systems and workstations located at the university.
There are IT service desks on campuses. You need to identify yourself by official ID card.
Contact information: IT Service Desk