About your account

Your account is your common key to all University IT Services.


First some handy information:

  •  Keep your password a secret! Do not share it with anyone.



  • Wifi access is primarily given by the SSID "Eduroam" at the University, most airports in Norway and at other Eduroam sites in Norway and in Europe. Log in with your_username@uio.no to ensure wide access at all sites. See our Wifi page for more information.


  • Home directory can be accessed through both Windows and Linux.
    • In other words you can use M: and $HOME (or ~) to interchange files and documents between the 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 for your 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


Published Jan. 16, 2015 10:11 AM - Last modified Apr. 1, 2019 12:59 PM