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Username and password

Information for new students about activating your user account.

General Information
Take good care of the username and password. You will use the same username and password to log on to the computer network, e-mail and Canvas. Do NOT store your password with your user name.

Remember: YOU will be responsible for the misuse of school computer equipment if others use your personal account.

The user account (including email) will be deleted when you are no longer a student at the University of Stavanger.

User name
The username is the same as your student number (6 digits).

Sample user: John Doe, a student at the Faculty of Education with student numbers 123456: John’s username is 123456.

The password consists of at least 8 characters are composed of lowercase letters, characters and numbers. Be accurate when you enter your password.

Forgot your password?
If you forget your password, you can create a new password via 

The service sends a pin code to your cell phone. This requires that you have registered your mobile number in StudentWeb. If you change your mobile number on StudentWeb, it will take up to an hour before the service has updated your mobile number.

Changing the password?
You can change your password via

UiS requires you change passwords at least once per semester. A notification will be sent to your student e-mail when the date for password expiration is approaching. If you do not change your password before the expiration date, you can use Password service.

Problems logging in UiS computers?
There can be multiple reasons If you have problems logging on to IT services. Make sure that you have typed the correct username and password. Be aware of upper and lower case characters in your password. Please contact IT Service Desk if you still have problems.