Both staff and students of the University of Lapland are able to use Microsoft Office 365 cloud services (O365) which enables people to use Microsoft Office applications and various productivity tools and services. Office 365 services include eg.
- Exchange Online – e-mail as a cloud service.
- OneDrive for Business – 1 Tb of additional personal storage.
- Teams collaboration platform
- Sharepoint workspaces
Office Online also allows you to install the Office 365 ProPlus app package for free on your device. The package is available for most devices (such as PC, Mac, and smart devices).
Office 365 services are accessed either by a web browser through the service portal, and some of the services can be accessed by using an application installed on a workstation or mobile device like Outlook Mail, MacMail, Teams.
You will access the services by browser at http://o365.luc.fi
Login is with a username (e.g. email@example.com), password and two-step authentication confirmation.
NOTE TO STUDENTS: The service is available only during the studies.
Two-factor authentication (or MFA, multifactor authentication) in Office 365 services
Two-factor authentication protects your user account and data from unauthorized access even if you fall victim to a phishing. It is used when you sign in to Office 365 services, such as Email, Teams, Sharepoint, and OneDrive.
In addition to your username and password, two-factor authentication is done either by answering a phone call, using a six-digit code received as a text message, or by using a smartphone app, Microsoft Authenticator. Authenticator app is the most recommended and easiest way to use the two-factor authentication.
This app is available for Android devices from the Google Play Store and iOS devices from the Apple App Store.
Your phone is an important part of two-factor authentication. It must always be at hand when using Office 365 services!
For instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, visit the LUC IT Services service portal:
User accounts and access management - Two factor authentication in Office 365 services (service-now.com)