IT Help

Service Status

Real-time information about service status in Aalto.

IT Services for Research

A collection of IT tools for research.

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IT services for students

IT Services (ITS) provides many services for students eg. email, computer classrooms, campus wifi, printing services.

IT Service Desk

IT Services for Staff

On this page, you will find a summary of IT tools for staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 730 days, after which it must be changed or your user ID will be automatically locked.


Changing a password

Passwords for Aalto’s usernames can be changed independently with Aalto Webmail, Aalto Workstation and in -portal.


Access control with HSL card

Students need an access card or tag for accessing many facilities e.g. student hubs. You can use your HSL card after the registration as an access card.


Printing at Aalto University

You can print documents at Aalto University with a personal printing card. Print your jobs on both sides of the paper whenever you can, and use electronic materials to avoid unnecessary printing.

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Establishing a remote connection (VPN) to an Aalto network

A remote connection, or a VPN connection, enables users to use the services of Aalto University outside of the university's network.


OneDrive: Quick Guide

OneDrive allows you store your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from any device connected to the Internet. Every user at Aalto University gets 5 TB of OneDrive storage for free. This guide helps you get started.


Sharing the wireless network in your phone with a computer (Hotspot)

You can use the instructions below to share the wireless network in your phone (iPhone or Android) with your computer (hotspot).


Microsoft Office package: installation on students’ and employees’ own devices

Aalto University students and employees are provided, free of charge, with Microsoft Office 365 programs (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint) for their own devices (computers, tablets, and smartphones) with the Microsoft Office ProPlus programme (for students, this is also referred to as ‘Student Advantage’).


Sending and opening encrypted email messages

Aalto University IT offers all those using Aalto’s Exchange email services an encrypted email service that can be used in connection with outbound email messages.


Online meeting tools - Teams and Zoom

Tools for video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. Panopto is a software and media service that is designed to capture, edit, stream, and share video presentations and recorded lectures.

vdi - How to use Aalto Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

The guide how you can access an Aalto virtual workstation from your own device from anywhere with VMware Horizon.


Cyber Security

Aalto IT Security provides news and help on various information security topics for research, learning and daily workAntivirus, Work from home and travelling, Phones, Encryption ja Secure email.

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