Log in to Microsoft Office

If you have downloaded Microsoft Office from Office 365 you might be asked for extra authentication when you start Microsoft Office for the first time. Follow the instructions below.


If you are asked to log in, you'll be asked to use your UiT mail address. This is incorrect. Enter your username@uit.no (for example: abc123@uit.no). Do not use username@post.uit.no (Your e-mail address)

Macintosh - Office 2016

  1. Enter your username followed by @uit.no (for example: abc123@uit.no)
  2. Click Neste/Next
  3. Enter your username followed by @uit.no (for example: abc123@uit.no) and your password
  4. Click Sign in

Macintosh - Office 2011

  1. Choose "Logg deg på med et eksisterende Office 365-abonnement"(Log on using an existing Office 365 sub.)
  2. Enter your e-mail address at UiT and choose next/neste
  3. Enter your username followed by @uit.no (for example: abc123@uit.no) and your password
  4. Click "logg på"/"log in"


The first time you download the Microsoft Office apps, you might not be asked to activate your copy. Rather, you may only have the option to buy it. Should this be the case, close the program and start the Microsoft Word app. Word will then ask you to authenticate, and you can do the following. 

  1. Select "Aktiver"/"Activate"
  2. Select "Aktiver ved å logge på"/"Activate by logging on"
  3. Enter your UiT e-mail address
  4. Log in with your username plus @uit.no (for example: abc123@uit.no) and enter your password. Please note: Despite what the log-in window suggests, do not enter your e-mail address here.

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