Student account

Student account is your key to systems and services of the University. The same account is used in some contractual external services too. In that case it has to be written in different form, but the password is the same.

At the beginning of your studies, you are granted with a personal student account that you can use to access e.g. university's information services. Student account is valid as long as you are registered as a present student or cancel your studies temporarily in University of Oulu.

Notice that student account is personal and you can not give the password to anyone else. You are responsible of your account usage in the university network and servers. The student account includes a secured home directory which you can use as a file storage.

The Rules of IT Service Use bind and obligate all members of the university community, users of IT services and systems, and all units of the University.

If you do not know or remember your user account or password, use your online banking as authentication method in self-service: Password. Additional information: Self-service and authentication.

Forms of student's user account

  • When you log in University's self-study-workstations or information systems, type your account in a base form: 8 characters in general, lower case
  • If the server name is asked in login screen, choose paju
  • If the domain name is asked, choose student
  • When logging in wireless network eduroam, type your student account in form: account(at)
  • When logging in Microsoft's O365 service, type user account in form: account(at)
  • When logging in services which use Shibboleth, type your account  in a base form
  • When logging in Canon's printing devices or Canon's webstore, type user account in form: account(at)student

Email and home directory

When having a student's user account, you may use Office 365 Education service which offers email and calendar services. University's email address has an ending, which is needed when using the mobile printing service.

Your home directory is located on the university's server. It is possible to save your files there and create own web pages too. The O365 service makes the use of the One Drive for Business (5 TB) possible.

What can you do with your user account?

Read more: password, account termination, researcher/staff account, home directory, email, print service, computers for student use, Office 365 Education, G Suite for Education, remote desktops, rules of use

Last updated: 25.3.2021