Using uoAccess credentials

uoAccess credentials allow you to authenticate and access many websites, applications and systems at the University of Ottawa. There are two parts: an ID and a password.

Your uoAccess ID

Your uoAccess ID is the short name before your @uOttawa.ca email address (e.g.: jsmit000). It excludes any aliases or full name email addresses linked to an account.

For example, for the email account jsmit000@uottawa.ca, the following are not valid uoAccess IDs:

  • John.Smith: even if the full name email address “John.Smith@uOttawa.ca” has been created for the account jsmit000@uOttawa.ca
  • JohnS: even if an alias “JohnS@uOttawa” has been linked to the account jsmit000@uOttawa.ca

Your uoAccess password

  • Employees: your uoAccess password is the same one used for systems such as Outlook/Exchange, VirtuO, and UNIWeb.
  • Students: your uoAccess password is the same one used for systems such as Google, uoZone, and Library applications.

To change your uoAccess password, use the uoAccess self-serve tool. Need help? Contact the Service Desk.

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