Portal NMBU

What is portal.nmbu.no?

Portal is a collection of services offered by the IT department at NMBU and enables improvements such as

  • Easier authentication, one sign-in for several services
  • More secure sign-in with two-factor authentication and access logs
  • Improved end-user experience

The intention of the IT department is that any service that can be delivered through the portal in a good manner, will be.

What services can I access through the portal?

As of July 2018 there are different possibilities based on location, unit and authentication.

From home or from a unit not controlled by the IT department:

If you choose not to authenticate with a one-time password you will have access to:

  • Remote Desktop-services previously delivered through remoteoffice.nmbu.no or homeoffice.nmbu.no (read more about Home Office)

By double authentication using a one-time password you can also access:

  • Brukerdata
  • Canvas
  • Office 365
  • Intranet
  • eLydia (messages for Property Services)

If you are on campus with a unit controlled by the IT department you will only need your username and password to have access to all services of which you are a registered user.

How do I sign in?

You simply go to https://portal.nmbu.no and sign in using your NMBU-identity. Follow the instructions and you will end up with a list of available services. The portal is available from anywhere as long as you are connected to the internet.

What is two-factor authentication (2FA)?

Two-factor authentication is a safer way to sign in where the user must confirm their identity 2 times, usually first by username and password followed by a confirmation on a unit such as a mobile phone or a number generator.  At NMBU we use username and password followed by confirmation using a one-time password sent by SMS.

What is a one-time password (OTP)?

A one-time password is a randomly generated code which is usable once and only in a set time period. At NMBU you will receive a one-time password via SMS when signing in to portal as of July 2018.

An extension for brukerdata is planned by the end of 2018 which lets users register an app like Google or Microsoft Authenticator instead of SMS.

Are there any expected changes in which services are available and how?

Yes, in accordance with the GDPR-project that is going on at NMBU we expect changes i availability and platforms in the time to come. More information will be available as the project goes on.