About your account
Your account is your common key to all University IT Services.
Owning a University account, requires that you are familiar with the Rules for the Use of IT Services at the University of Oslo:
Some handy information:
- Keep your password a secret! NEVER share your password.
Email may be read on the web. The web-client also contains your calendar. You can also set up your mail and calendar with the following programs:
- Wifi access is primarily aquired by the SSID "Eduroam" at the University, most airports in Norway and at other Eduroam sites in Norway and abroad. Log in with firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure wide access at all sites. See our Wifi page for more information.
- Your Home directory can be accessed through both Windows and Linux.
- You can use M: (Windows) and $HOME (or ~)(Linux) to interchange files and documents between different systems. This is a good alternative to external services like Dropbox and others outside Norwegian jurisdiction.
- WinSCP and WebDrive towards the machine "login.uio.no" will transfer files both ways.
- In your home directory a subdirectory "www_docs" will place files on the web (internet). The URL is http://folk.uio.no/your_username
- NB! If you place files there from Windows, you will need to give access/open the files for reading by everyone:
Start Putty to the machine login.uio.no (If you haven't Putty open a ssh connection on the web) run /site/bin/legg-paa-web.sh there