Signing into your site

Signing into your site

Step 1 – Getting to the user login screen

To log into your site, you will first need to go to the URL that you were provided with or the primary URL of your site and then append "/user" to the end of the path. For example, the primary URL for Engineering is “”. To login to the Engineering site, you would go to “”.

Note that, for sites that have a different URL in French, you will also want to log into the French side of the site. For example, the French URL of the Engineering site is “” and so the login URL for the French interface is “”.

Step 2 – Provide your username and password

You will then be presented with a login screen that will ask for a username and password that you will need to fill out. Once you are done, simply click on the "Log in" button.


Your username is the same as your uoAccess ID, which is generally the short name before your e-mail address (e.g. jsmit000).


Your password will be your normal password associated with this account (the default is your birth date – YYMMDD – and the last two digits of your employee number). For most employees, this may be the same password that you use to access your computer or that you use for uoAccess.


Note: If you cannot log into uoAccess for whatever reason, please contact the helpline at extension 6555, or use the online Service Desk request form. Please inform them that you cannot log into the uoAccess portal and would like a password reset.

Avoid mentioning that you cannot log into your website, as this will confuse the Help Desk.


Step 3 – Provide your email address (new users only)

If this is your first time signing into a site, you will be asked to enter your e-mail address. Simply fill it out and click on the "Submit" button.

Step 4 – Requesting permissions on the site (new users only)

If you are a new user, you will not be able to do anything after you have logged in. This is because your newly created user account lacks the permissions to make changes. To rectify this, you will need to contact your site's webmaster or designated contact person to request permission. If there is no designated contact person, as can be the case for newly created sites, you will need to request the permissions from the Web Team.

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