Aalto IT Help

Aalto Multifactor Authentication on Office 365 accounts

Enhancing security of Aalto Office 365 accounts Users can enhance security of Aalto Office 365 accounts by registering for multifactor authentication service. More information about multifactor authentication service can be found below. Multifactor Authentication – What it is? Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a method of confirming user’s identity with two or more pieces of evidence when signing on to a system or a service.

Activating a user ID

Every student and employee at Aalto University is provided with an Aalto University user ID. With the user ID, you can log in to Aalto’s information systems and use the internal services of the university. You can activate the user ID either in the Self-service Portal at https://password.aalto.fi or by visiting the customer service desk of Aalto University’s IT Services.

Changing a password

A password for Aalto University must be changed at 180-day intervals, and it can be changed by using an Aalto computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) or in Webmail (https://mail.aalto.fi). Aalto password must be at least 10 characters long. A password must include upper case characters, lower case characters and numeric. You can change the password only once in 24 hours.

Resetting the password, and a forgotten password

Your password requires resetting if you have not changed your password by the deadline. The password is valid for 180 days, after which it must be changed or your user ID will be locked. You can reset your password or change a forgotten password either as self-service at: https://password.aalto.fi or by visiting the customer service desk of Aalto University’s IT Services in person.