Important information for a new student: about user account and email!
User account of staff, researcher and external user (so-called UFO) and different forms of the account used in external services.
Your password is valid for 180 days, half a year. You get an email note before expiration. If you do not change the password during that period, it will expire and the account will be locked. In that case, activate the account (= set a new password) in a self-service.
The password must contain of 8 - 15 characters, which are upper and lower-case letters and numbers. Instead the Scandinavian letters cannot be used and the special characters cause problems.
By using self-services, you can check the status of your username and can set a password for it. You can also set a mobile number or activate an OTP application for VPN use. Suomi.fi e-Identification of the public administration is used in these self-services.