A new, unified login method is coming

Logging in to the online services of the university changes both technically and visually. They will use the same authentication method in the future and the login window will also be unified. Authentication of the user accounts will take place at Microsoft Azure.

The new login method uses the long format of the university username and the MFA authentication too. The long ID consists of your own username for students like this: account@student.oulu.fi and for the staff like this: account@univ.yo.oulu.fi.

Web-based services are moving to new authentication gradually

The new login method will be enabled on 1st June for Microsoft's web-based services (O365/M365, Azure). Thanks to SSO (Single Sign-on), you do not need to sign in these services if you are using a university workstation. However, login is required when accessing the services in the browser's InPrivate/Incognito window or using another device.

The services where the so-called Shibboleth login is used, will also be redirected to use the new login method. This modification work will begin on 16th May for the systems which do not use the Haka user identification system (among others, Zoom, Yuja, FileSender, Google Workspace for Education). The goal is to have these services covered by Azure authentication by the end of June.

Some services use both Shibboleth and Haka. They will be redirected to use Azure authentication later in the autumn. The exception is EXAM, whose login remains unchanged.

Last updated: 13.5.2022