Limited user accounts

Limited user accounts are intended for individuals from outside the university who need access to a university service that requires identification. These individuals include consultants and presenters requiring access to Wiki or Flamma as well as students from outside the university taking part in Moodle courses.

If you only need an account for using the wireless network, the preferred method is to use the HUPnet user account. The account can be created by any University of Helsinki staff member using HUPnet tool. The account can be created in advance of the visitor’s arrival.
Additional information about the HUPnet account.


Detailed help

University services such as the following can be accessed with a limited user account:

Limited user accounts cannot be used to log in to university workstations or group directories. The account does not allow printing documents using university printers and it does not include an e-mail address or a home directory.

Members of the Finnish Haka identity federation can, for example, log in to Moodle, Wiki or the HUPnet visitor network with their home university user account. In these cases, the guest will not need a limited user account.

Visitors from other universities can use the wireless eduroam visitor network with their home university user account if their home university is part of the eduroam network.

Applying for a limited user account

An employee can order a limited user account (and other special accounts) using the e-form without separate approval. You can order one or more usernames on the same form by selecting the correct option in the “Username being applied for” menu.
A student must talk to the student adviser if they want to obtain any other special accounts.

If access to WebOodi is needed for the limited user account, student number and personal identification number are needed for the username information, and the username must be applied for using a paper application, just like a normal username. In such a case, state in the additional information that you are applying for a limited user account.