Multi-factor authentication will be deployed for students

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be deployed to the staff and students of UEF in phases by June 2021. MFA enables reliable identification of the Office 365 users of the university and prevents the phishing and abuse of usernames.

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Network Maintenance on Wednesday, 16th September

Maintenance begins on 16th September at 6:15 PM

Maintenance will end on 16th September at 8:00 PM (the maintenance may be finished sooner)

The maintenance work may cause outages on many UEF services.

The goal of scheduling this maintenance so soon is to improve the stability of the networking environment – and to fix the issues which have plagued networking during the last few weeks.

We apologize for the inconvenience of the short notice.

Data connections at UEF are now working better

Troubleshooting and repairs relating to the disruptions in UEF’s data connections continued throughout last weekend in collaboration between the equipment supplier and UEF’s own experts. Following these repairs, monitoring and testing carried out early this week now indicate that data connections are working better, and no new disruptions have occurred.

Network connections can be used normally. The situation is still being monitored closely, and the replacement of the firewall service and old equipment by new one will proceed as communicated earlier.

To secure access to the internet during events that are deemed critically important, back-up connections will continue to be made available through mobile access points that use 4G mobile phone networks. To determine and assess the need for a back-up connection for your event, please contact Servicedesk.

Further information and contact details: Servicedesk, tel. +358 294 458880

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Login Errors With User Accounts – Fixed

Update 7.8. at 8:48:
The system error causing login issues has now been fixed, including email.


Update 5.8. at 14:15:
The system error affecting service logins has been fixed with one exception: email. Logging into the email service may still fail, affecting the use of Moodle and Digistart assignments. Fixing the email login problems is still work in progress. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Update 4.8. at 15:08:
The cause for the error has been found and a fix is running. We will notify you when access rights have been restored.


Original post:

There are a number of UEF Account permissions problems due to a system error. The fix is currently being prepared.

Login problems may affect various services such as WebOodi and student email. We’ll post a note to the kamu News page when the error has been fixed and logging into services works again.

We apologize for the inconvenience