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.
In Macs, some of the user's details are stored in the Keychain, which is usually protected with the user’s log-in password. When you use an Aalto Mac computer, you should change the Aalto password directly from the computer itself, with the instructions below.
Every student and employee at Aalto University is provided with an Aalto University user ID. You will receive an invitation email when your digital identity is created. You need to active your digital identity to get the user ID and password. 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.
A password for Aalto University must be changed at 730-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 12 characters long. A password must include upper case characters, lower case characters and numeric. You can change the password only once in 24 hours.
Your password requires resetting if you have not changed your password by the deadline. The password is valid for 730 days, after which it must be changed or your user ID will be automatically 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.