Create Your User Account
Go to https://activate.du.se to create your account, including your password.
User Name and Password
Your user name has eight characters: all letters are small (ie. not capitals). An example of a student's user name is "v17abcde" (v = vår = spring: autumn semester is indicated with an h = höst = autumn); the year you commence your studies (2017); and the five letters that follow are based on your name.
To change your password, go to My Pages.
You will retain your user account throughout the time you are registered at the University.
- Complete your studies in the autumn semester: your account closes March 1.
- Complete your studies in the spring semester: your account closes September 30.
Some links below require that you are logged in as they link to your My Pages account.
Disk Usage and Quota
You can see how much storage space you have used and how much you have left. If you require more, then you can ask your teacher to email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that you receive more hard-disk storage on your user account.
You can choose to have all emails that you receive in your DU account forwarded to another email address: External Email Adress and Forwarding.
Printing (Photocopying) Account
You can see the balance of your printing (photocopying) account in My Account in My Pages. Register your card using the five digits that appear on your key card so that you can print out and photocopy from the campus machines.
Email that our system detects to be spam (ie, unsolicited advertisements and messages) can be filtered to a special spam folder.
You can change your password on My Pages. The system will tell you if the password you choose is acceptable.